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Bellator 221 in Tweets: Pros react to knockout wins by Patricio Pitbull and Douglas Lima

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MMA: Bellator 221-Lima vs Page Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

It was a night of big knockouts and big controversy at Bellator 221. In the main event, Patricio Freire became only the second champ-champ in promotional history, controversially knocking out Michael Chandler in just over a minute, despite Chandler not appearing to be out of it when the referee stepped in. In the co-main event, Douglas Lima punched his ticket to the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix finals with much less controversy, putting Michael Page to sleep with a vicious uppercut. Plus, former WWE champion Jake Hager reverted to his Jack Swagger roots, holding his submission on T.J. Jones far longer than was necessary and then antagonizing the booing crowd afterwards.

Check out the responses to the marquee action from inside the All-State Arena in Chicago, Ill.


Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Michael Chandler


Douglas Lima def. Michael “Venom” Page


Jake Hager def. T.J. Jones