Bellator MMA is returning to the Big Apple on June 14 with Bellator 222: Machida vs. Sonnen. The promotion’s return to New York City will take place at Madison Square Garden. In the main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and two-time title challenger Chael Sonnen will go toe-to-toe in a light heavyweight bout.
Also on the card will be undefeated Neiman Gracie, who is expected to face the winner of Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch for the welterweight championship. Jiu-jitsu ace Dillon Danis will also appear on the card.
In order to promote the upcoming fight, Bellator officials and the top fighters on the card will be heading to New York City on Tuesday, April 9 for a pre-fight press conference at the Viacom headquarters.
Fighters in attendance will be Lyoto Machida, Chael Sonnen, Neiman Gracie, Dillon Danis, Max Humphrey, and former boxing champion Heather Hardy.
You can watch the press conference live below beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Bellator 222: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: Bellator 222: Machida vs. Sonnen
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2019
Location: New York, New York
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Main Card Time: TBD
Broadcast: Paramount Network, DAZN
Bellator 222 Fight Card
- Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen
- Rory MacDonald/Jon Fitch winner vs. Neiman Gracie for the welterweight championship
- Dillon Danis vs. Max Humphrey
Additional bouts will be added in the coming weeks.