McGeary takes down Newton

McGeary registered a hard-fought win with the judges returning scores of 48-47, 48-47 and 48-46.

The Briton forced Newton to fend off a multitude of submission attempts, with the stats 13-1 in favour of McGeary in that area.

While Newton may have edged the last two rounds, McGeary did enough throughout the fight to ensure that he would become Bellator's fourth light-heavyweight champion, and the first from England.