Bellator NYC and Bellator 180 took place last night from Madison Square Garden in New York City and was headlined by Chael Sonnen getting his first win in the Bellator cage with a decision victory over Wanderlei Silva.

Last night’s event also saw two new champions crowned as Brent Primus won the lightweight title with a TKO victory over Michael Chandler due to an injury and Ryan Bader won the light heavyweight title with a split decision victory over Phil Davis. has put together post fight statistics from last night’s fight card.

  • The victory for Sonnen snaps a two fight losing streak and this is his first victory since submitting Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Fight Night 26 on August 17, 2013.
  • Silva has alternated wins and losses in his last six fights and this is his seventh career defeat by decision.
  • Matt Mitrione defeated Fedor Emelianenko by knockout in the opening round and he is now tied with multiple fighters for the second-most TKO/KO wins in Bellator heavyweight division history.
  • The defeat for Emelianenko snaps a five fight winning streak and his last three defeats have come by TKO.
  • Primus becomes the fifth fighter to win the Bellator lightweight title and he is now tied with Saad Awad and David Rickels for the sixth-most wins in Bellator lightweight division history.
  • Chandler is now tied with Joe Warren and Patricky Pitbull for the second-most fights in Bellator history.
  • Douglas Lima retained the welterweight title with a decision victory over Lorenz Larkin and he is now tied with multiple fighters for the fourth-most wins in Bellator history.
  • Lima is now tied with Andrey Koreshkov for the most wins in Bellator welterweight division history and has the eighth-most cage time in Bellator history.
  • The defeat for Larkin snaps a two fight winning streak and five of his six career defeats have come by decision.
  • Bader is now the sixth light heavyweight champion in Bellator history and both of his wins over Davis have come by split decision.
  • All of Davis defeats have come by decision and the defeat snaps a four fight winning streak.
  • Zach Freeman now owns the second-fastest victory in Bellator lightweight division history with his submission win over Aaron Pico in 24-seconds and this is the fourth-fastest submission in Bellator history.
  • James Gallagher defeated Chinzo Machida by submission and he is now tied with multiple fighters for the second-most submission wins in Bellator featherweight division history.
  • Heather Hardy won her professional MMA debut with a TKO victory over Alice Yauger.
  • Neiman Gracie submitted Dave Marfone and is now tied with multiple fighters for the most submission wins in Bellator welterweight division history.
  • Ryan Couture snapped his two-fight losing streak with a decision win over Haim Gozali and this is his first victory since March 27, 2015.

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    James Gallagher looked great, yet he is another fighter who thinks he is one fight away from earning a title shot while not facing any top Bellator contenders. So just let him skip fighting Gaston Reyno, Georgi Karakhanyan, Emmanuel Sanchez, John Teixeira, A.J. McKee, Daniel Strauss, and Daniel Weichel. Let him skip all of those fighters and give him a title shot against Patricio Pitbull Freire because, well, just because. Pathetic. And congratulations to Matt Mitrione for going out there and taking care of business against Fedor Emelianenko. And certainly Matt Mitrione is deserving of a Bellator Heavyweight title shot with the list of Bellator fighters he has beaten. So let him bypass Cheick Kongo, who Matt Mitrione has lost to, let him bypass Bobby Lashley, who is equally undefeated in Bellator, let him bypass Justin Wren, and even Augusto Sakai, and match him up against Sergei Kharitonov or someone like that for a Bellator Heavyweight title fight. Bellator has given Michael Chandler enough chances to be the so called FACE OF BELLATOR and each time something goes wrong. From calling timeout against Will Brooks and now to having having what looks like a broken ankle, Michael Chandler has had his chances to be the face of Bellator and maybe it just isn’t in the cards for him. So happy for Zach Freeman. That was a nice way to kick off his 3 fight Bellator contract.