2012 in Bellator MMA

2012 in Bellator MMA was the sixth installment of the Bellator Fighting Championships,[1] which began on March 9, 2012.[2] The sixth season of Bellator was originally scheduled to begin on March 2, 2012. However, the debut was pushed back a week so it began with the show on March 9, 2012.[3]

2012 in Bellator MMA
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PromotionBellator MMA
First date airedMarch 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)
Last date airedDecember 14, 2012 (2012-12-14)
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Mixed martial arts tournaments were held in five weight classes, including the bantamweight,[4] featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions.

Bellator 60Edit

Bellator 60
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DateMarch 9, 2012
VenueThe Venue at Horseshoe Casino
CityHammond, Indiana

Bellator 60 took place on March 9, 2012 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.[5] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 60 was expected to take place on March 2, but the season opener was pushed back one week.[6]

Wagnney Fabiano was originally scheduled to face Ronnie Mann in the opening round of the Featherweight tournament; however, on March 1, 2012, Fabiano pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Mike Corey.[7]

Genair da Silva was originally scheduled to face Alexandre Bezerra in the opening round of the Featherweight tournament; however, after weigh-in issues, da Silva was forced to pull out of the bout. He was replaced by Kenny Foster who was set to fight Bobby Reardanz on the undercard of this event.[8]

Results[5][9]

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Catchweight (148 pounds (67 kg))   Genair da Silva def.   Bobby Reardanz 3 0:51 TKO (leg kicks and punches)
Preliminary Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg))   Josh Shockley def.   Shamar Bailey 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous)
Preliminary Catchweight (280 pounds (130 kg))   Sean McCorkle def.   Richard White 1 1:02 Submission (neck crank)
Preliminary Catchweight (215 pounds (98 kg))   Travis Wiuff def.   Anthony Gomez 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Bantamweight   Jake Nauracy def.   Cory Galloway 2 4:22 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Main Featherweight   Mike Corey def.   Ronnie Mann 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight   Daniel Mason-Straus def.   Jeremy Spoon 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight   Alexandre Bezerra def.   Kenny Foster 2 4:57 Submission (rear-naked choke) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight   Marlon Sandro def.   Roberto Vargas 1 3:35 Submission (rear-naked choke) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight   Pat Curran def.   Joe Warren (c) 3 1:25 KO (punches) For Bellator Featherweight Championship

Bellator 61Edit

Bellator 61
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DateMarch 16, 2012
VenueHorseshoe Riverdome
CityBossier City, Louisiana

Bellator 61 took place on March 16, 2012 at Horseshoe Riverdome in Bossier City, Louisiana.[10] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

The event was to feature the rematch between season-five heavyweight tournament finalists Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos. Prindle and Santos met in the finals of Bellator's season-five heavyweight tourney, but the bout was ruled a no-contest when Santos inexplicably kicked a downed Prindle in the groin.[11] However, on March 15, Bellator announced the fight had been pushed back a week to Bellator 62 due to Prindle having "flu-like symptoms."[12]

This event marked the first time that Bellator Fighting Championships aired in Brazil on TV Esporte Interativo.

Results[10][13]

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Middleweight   Trey Houston def.   Jeremiah Riggs 1 3:30 Submission (armbar) This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following the Santana vs. Santos fight.
Preliminary Catchweight (140 pounds (64 kg))   Jason Sampson def.   Jeremy Myers 3 2:25 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Preliminary Welterweight   Derrick Krantz def.   Eric Scallan 1 3:01 Technical submission (D'arce choke)
Preliminary Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg))   Josh Quayhagen def.   Brent Taylor 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Main Middleweight   Brian Rogers def.   Vitor Vianna 1 4:14 KO (flying knee) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Middleweight   Bruno Santos def.   Giva Santana 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Middleweight   Vyacheslav Vasilevsky def.   Victor O'Donnell 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Middleweight   Maiquel Falcao def.   Norman Paraisy 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout

Bellator 62Edit

Bellator 62
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DateMarch 23, 2012
VenueLaredo Energy Arena
CityLaredo, Texas

Bellator 62 took place on March 23, 2012 at Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.[14] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

The event hosted the opening round of Bellator's Season Six Lightweight Tournament.[14]

Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos were supposed to have their rematch of the Season Five Heavyweight Tournament Final on this card, after having been delayed a week from Bellator 61. Santos, however, failed to make weight and the bout was cancelled, and Prindle was awarded the tournament win by default. A scheduled fight between Cosmo Alexandre and Oscar de la Parra was also scrapped.[15]

Results[14][16]

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Catchweight (173 lb)   Sean Spencer def.   Joseph Daily 2 1:24 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Preliminary Featherweight   Rad Martinez def.   Doug Frey 1 4:08 TKO (punches) This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following the Hawn vs. Tirloni fight.
Preliminary Lightweight   Dave Jansen def.   Jacob Kirwan 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Featherweight   Chris Jones def.   Steven Peterson 3 5:00 Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Catchweight (162 lb)   Luis Vega def.   Sonny Luque 1 3:43 Submission (arm-triangle choke)
Main Lightweight   Thiago Michel def.   Rene Nazare 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Lightweight   Brent Weedman def.   J.J. Ambrose 2 3:26 Submission (Von Flue choke) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Lightweight   Rick Hawn def.   Ricardo Tirloni 1 2:36 KO (punches) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Lightweight   Lloyd Woodard def.   Patricky Freire 2 1:46 Submission (kimura) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout

Bellator 63Edit

Bellator 63
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DateMarch 30, 2012
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 63 took place on March 30, 2012 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.[17] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

The event hosted the opening round of Bellator's Season Six Welterweight Tournament.[17]

War Machine was expected to fight Karl Amoussou in the opening round of the welterweight tournament. However, War Machine was sentenced to a year in prison and was forced out of the bout and the tournament.[18]

Brian Foster was scheduled to face David Rickels in the opening round of the welterweight tournament, but was not medically cleared for the event. Stepping in to fight Rickels was newcomer Jordan Smith.[19]

Results[17][20]

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Women's (125 pounds (57 kg))   Munah Holland def.   Marianna Kheyfets 2 4:45 KO (punches)
Preliminary Welterweight   Andrey Koreshkov def.   Tiawan Howard 1 1:26 KO (punch) This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following the Smith vs. Rickels fight.
Preliminary Featherweight   Brandon Fleming def.   Pete Rogers Jr. 1 3:39 Submission (Peruvian necktie)
Preliminary Middleweight   Dan Cramer def.   Jeff Nader 3 5:00 Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Featherweight   Matt Bessette def.   Saul Almeida 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)
Preliminary Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg))   Ryan Quinn def.   Marc Stevens 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)
Main Welterweight   Ben Saunders def.   Raul Amaya 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Welterweight   David Rickels def.   Jordan Smith 1 0:22 KO (punches) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Welterweight   Bryan Baker def.   Carlos Alexandre Pereira 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Welterweight   Karl Amoussou def.   Chris Lozano 1 2:05 Submission (rear naked choke) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout

Bellator 64Edit

Bellator 64
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DateApril 6, 2012
VenueCaesar’s Windsor
CityWindsor, Ontario

Bellator 64 took place on April 6, 2012 at Caesar's Windsor in Windsor, Ontario.[21] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

The event hosted two of the opening round bouts of Bellator's Season Six Bantamweight Tournament.

Results[22]

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Lightweight   Jason Fischer def.   Taylor Solomon 3 4:59 Technical Submission (rear naked choke)
Preliminary Welterweight   Nordine Taleb def.   Matt Secor 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–24)
Preliminary Featherweight   Mike Richman def.   Chris Horodecki 1 1:23 KO (punches)
Preliminary Welterweight   Chad Laprise def.   Josh Taveirne 1 2:48 Submission (triangle choke)
Preliminary Catchweight (160 pounds (73 kg))   Kyle Prepolec def.   Lance Snow 1 2:54 Submission (armbar)
Preliminary Catchweight (192 lb)   Elias Theodorou def.   Rich Lictawa 3 0:33 TKO (retirement)
Main Bantamweight   Hiroshi Nakamura def.   Rodrigo Lima 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Bantamweight   Travis Marx def.   Masakatsu Ueda 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight   Marlon Sandro def.   Alexandre Bezerra 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Featherweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Welterweight   Ben Askren (c) def.   Douglas Lima 5 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) For Bellator Welterweight Championship

Bellator 65Edit

Bellator 65
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DateApril 13, 2012
VenueBoardwalk Hall
CityAtlantic City, New Jersey

Bellator 65 took place on April 13, 2012 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[23] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Heavyweight champion Cole Konrad was originally slated to defend his title against Eric Prindle at this event. The fight, however, was moved to Bellator 70.[24]

Results[23][25]

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Lightweight   E. J. Brooks def.   Mikhail Malyutin 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)
Preliminary Welterweight   Kris McCray def.   Ailton Barbosa 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier
Preliminary Welterweight   Lyman Good def.   LeVon Maynard 1 0:13 KO (punch) Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier
Preliminary Featherweight   Scott Heckman def.   Lester Caslow 1 3:40 Submission (rear naked choke)
Preliminary Middleweight   Duane Bastress def.   Plinio Cruz 2 2:52 TKO (elbows)
Preliminary Lightweight   Will Martinez def.   Terrell Hobbs 1 4:12 Submission (rear naked choke)
Preliminary Featherweight   Kenny Foster def.   Jay Haas 1 2:51 Submission (guillotine choke)
Main Bantamweight   Marcos Galvao def.   Ed West 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Bantamweight   Luis Nogueira def.   Alexis Vila 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight   Daniel Mason-Straus def.   Mike Corey 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) Featherweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Bantamweight   Eduardo Dantas def.   Zach Makovsky (c) 2 3:26 Technical Submission (arm triangle choke) For Bellator Bantamweight Championship

Bellator 66Edit

Bellator 66
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DateApril 20, 2012
VenueI-X Center
CityCleveland, Ohio

Bellator 66 took place on April 20, 2012 at I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio.[26] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

NAAFS women's champion Aisling Daly was originally scheduled to face Jessica Eye on this card. Daly withdrew from the bout due to an ear infection and was replaced by Anita Rodriguez.[27]

Bruno Santos was originally scheduled to face Brian Rogers in a Middleweight tournament semifinal bout; however, on April 16, 2012, it was revealed that Santos had to withdraw due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by Bellator newcomer Andreas Spang.[28]

Tyler Combs and Jason Dent were originally announced to face each other in a lightweight bout. Nevertheless, the fight did not materialize.

Results[29][30]

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Lightweight   Julian Lane def.   Joe Heiland 1 2:49 Submission (guillotine choke)
Preliminary Featherweight   Frank Caraballo (ic) def.   Donny Walker (c) 4 2:25 KO (knee) For unified NAAFS Featherweight championship
Preliminary Light Heavyweight   Attila Vegh def.   Dan Spohn 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 30–27)
Preliminary Light Heavyweight   John Hawk def.   Marcus Vanttinen 3 5:00 Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Women's Bout (130 lb)   Jessica Eye def.   Anita Rodriguez 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Main Lightweight   Brent Weedman def.   Thiago Michel 3 5:00 Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) Lightweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Lightweight   Rick Hawn def.   Lloyd Woodard 2 0:10 KO (punch) Lightweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Middleweight   Maiquel Falcao def.   Vyacheslav Vasilevsky 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Middleweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Middleweight   Andreas Spang def.   Brian Rogers 2 3:34 KO (punch) Middleweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Lightweight   Eddie Alvarez def.   Shinya Aoki 1 2:14 TKO (punches)

Bellator 67Edit

Bellator 67
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DateMay 4, 2012
VenueCasino Rama
CityRama, Ontario

Bellator 67 took place on May 4, 2012 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.[31] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator Lightweight champion, Michael Chandler, competed in a non-title "Super Fight" against PRIDE, UFC, and DREAM veteran, Akihiro Gono, at this event.[32]

Results

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Welterweight   Dom O'Grady def.   Nathan Gunn 2 4:51 Submission (armbar) [33]
Preliminary Catchweight (180 lb)   Nordine Taleb def.   Matt MacGrath 2 2:30 TKO (punches) [33]
Preliminary Catchweight (148 lb)   Will Romero def.   Matt Veal 2 4:25 TKO (knees & punches) [33]
Preliminary Bantamweight   David Harris def.   Nick Kirk 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [33]
Preliminary Lightweight   Cosmo Alexandre def.   Lorawnt-T Nelson 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [33]
Main Welterweight   Ryan Ford def.   Luis Santos 2 1:24 TKO (knee & punches) [33]
Main Heavyweight   Damian Grabowski def.   Dave Huckaba 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) [33]
Main Welterweight   Bryan Baker def.   Ben Saunders 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) Welterweight tournament semifinal[33]
Main Lightweight   Michael Chandler def.   Akihiro Gono 1 0:56 TKO (punches) [33]

Bellator 68Edit

Bellator 68
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DateMay 11, 2012
VenueCaesars Hotel and Casino
CityAtlantic City, New Jersey

Bellator 68 took place on May 11, 2012 at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[34][35] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Kurt Pellegrino was scheduled to fight Marcin Held at this event.[36] However, on March 13, Pellegrino suffered a knee injury and was forced to pull out of the bout.[37] Phillipe Nover had stepped in as Pellegrino's replacement, but was eventually replaced by Bellator newcomer Derrick Kennington.

Eddie Fyvie and Jeff Lentz were originally scheduled to compete in a featherweight bout;[34] however, the fight did not materialize.

Marius Žaromskis versus Waachiim Spiritwolf was originally going to be contested at welterweight; however, Spiritwolf failed to make the 171 pounds cut off allowance and the fight was changed to a catchweight bout at 172 pounds.[38]

A catchweight bout at 230 pounds between Carmelo Marrero and Seth Petruzelli was cancelled the day of the show due to an illness by Petruzelli.[39]

Results

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Middleweight   Francois Ambang def.   Gregory Milliard 3 5:00 Decision (split) [34]
Preliminary Bantamweight   Anthony Leone def.   Claudio Ledesma 3 5:00 Decision (split) [34]
Preliminary Catchweight (175 lb)   Aung La N Sang def.   Jesus Martinez 1 0:36 TKO (punches) [34]
Preliminary Lightweight   Don Carlo-Clauss def.   Jacob Kirwan 3 5:00 Decision (split) [34]
Main Catchweight (172 lb)   Marius Žaromskis def.   Waachiim Spiritwolf 2 5:00 TKO (doctor stoppage) Stopped between rounds 2 & 3[34]
Main Lightweight   Marcin Held def.   Derrick Kennington 1 2:08 Submission (heel hook) [34]
Main Bantamweight   Marcos Galvão def.   Travis Marx 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal[34]
Main Featherweight   Daniel Mason-Straus def.   Marlon Sandro 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) Featherweight Tournament Final[34]

Bellator 69Edit

Bellator 69
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DateMay 18, 2012
VenueL'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
CityLake Charles, Louisiana

Bellator 69 took place on May 18, 2012 at the L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana.[40][41] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

This event held the finals of the Season Six Middleweight tournament.[42]

Heavyweights Ron Sparks and Kevin Asplund were to compete in a tournament eliminator bout for a spot in the Bellator Season Seven Heavyweight tournament.[42] However, the bout was cancelled the day of the show due to Sparks feeling ill.

With Hector Lombard leaving for the Ultimate Fighting Championship,[43] the Middleweight title was vacated. On April 25, 2012, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced that the winner of the Middleweight tournament finale between Maiquel Falcão and Andreas Spang will face Alexander Shlemenko to crown the company's new Middleweight champion.[44]

Results

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Lightweight   E. J. Brooks def.   Kalvin Hackney 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [40]
Preliminary Light Heavyweight   Rich Hale def.   Josh Burns 1 0:38 TKO (punches) [40]
Preliminary Welterweight   Andrey Koreshkov def.   Derrick Krantz 3 0:51 TKO (strikes) [40]
Preliminary Featherweight   Shanon Slack def.   Booker Arthur 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [40]
Preliminary Catchweight (158 lb)   Josh Quayhagen def.   Cliff Wright 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [40]
Main Heavyweight   Mark Holata def.   Abe Wagner 1 2:24 Verbal Submission (straight ankle lock) [40]
Main Women's 115 lb   Jessica Aguilar def.   Megumi Fujii 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) [40]
Main Welterweight   Karl Amoussou def.   David Rickels 3 5:00 Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) Welterweight tournament semifinal[40]
Main Middleweight   Maiquel Falcão def.   Andreas Spang 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) Middleweight tournament final[40][44]

Bellator 70Edit

Bellator 70
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DateMay 25, 2012
VenueOrleans Convention Center
CityNew Orleans, Louisiana

Bellator 70 took place on May 25, 2012 at the Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.[24] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Heavyweight champion Cole Konrad was originally slated to defend his title against Eric Prindle at Bellator 65. Prindle, however, was injured and the fight was moved to this card, Bellator 70.[45]

Fight card

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Preliminary Bantamweight   Derek Arcement def.   Blake Dufour 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [24]
Preliminary Middleweight   Jonas Billstein def.   Mike Seal 1 2:55 Technical submission (rear naked choke) [24]
Preliminary Catchweight (190 lb)   Kelvin Tiller def.   Jeremiah Riggs 3 3:38 Verbal submission (kimura) [24]
Preliminary Welterweight   A.J. Matthews def.   Charlie Rader 2 3:34 KO (soccer kick) [24]
Preliminary Catchweight (160 lb)   Keith Schneider def.   Josh Shockley 1 N/A Submission (armbar) [24]
Main Catchweight (157 lb)   Rich Clementi def.   Derek Campos 1 4:18 Submission (guillotine choke) [24]
Main Bantamweight   Luis Nogueira def.   Hiroshi Nakamura 3 1:58 KO (punches) Bantamweight Tournament Semi Final[24]
Main Heavyweight   Cole Konrad (c) def.   Eric Prindle 1 1:00 Submission (kimura) For the Bellator Heavyweight Championship[24]
Main Lightweight   Rick Hawn def.   Brent Weedman 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous 29–28 30–27 30–27) Lightweight Tournament Final[24]

TournamentsEdit

Middleweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Maiquel Falcão UD
  Norman Paraisy 3
  Maiquel Falcão UD
  Vyacheslav Vasilevsky 3
  Vyacheslav Vasilevsky UD
  Victor O'Donnell 3
  Maiquel Falcão UD
  Andreas Spang 3
  Bruno Santos UD
  Giva Santana 3
  Andreas Spang[1]KO
  Brian Rogers 2
  Brian Rogers KO
  Vitor Vianna 1

^ 1: Bruno Santos was set to face Brian Rogers in the semifinal round of the middleweight tournament. However, Santos had to withdraw due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by Andreas Spang.

Welterweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Karl Amoussou SUB
  Chris Lozano[1]1
  Karl Amoussou SD
  David Rickels 3
  David Rickels KO
  Jordan Smith[2]1
  Karl Amoussou SUB
  Bryan Baker 1
  Bryan Baker SD
  Carlos Alexandre Pereira 3
  Bryan Baker UD
  Ben Saunders 3
  Ben Saunders UD
  Raul Amaya 3

^ 1: War Machine was set to appear in the welterweight tournament. However, War Machine was sentenced to a year in prison and was forced out of the tournament. He was replaced by Chris Lozano.
^ 2: Brian Foster was set to appear in the welterweight tournament. However, Foster was not medically cleared to fight. He was replaced by Jordan Smith.

Lightweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Rick Hawn KO
  Ricardo Tirloni 1
  Rick Hawn KO
  Lloyd Woodard 2
  Lloyd Woodard SUB
  Patricky Freire 2
  Rick Hawn UD
  Brent Weedman 3
  Brent Weedman SUB
  J.J. Ambrose 2
  Brent Weedman SD
  Thiago Michel 3
  Thiago Michel SD
  Rene Nazare 3

Featherweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Daniel Straus UD
  Jeremy Spoon 3
  Daniel Straus UD
  Mike Corey 3
  Mike Corey[1]UD
  Ronnie Mann 3
  Daniel Straus UD
  Marlon Sandro 3
  Marlon Sandro SUB
  Roberto Vargas 1
  Marlon Sandro SD
  Alexandre Bezerra 3
  Alexandre Bezerra SUB
  Kenny Foster[2]2

^ 1: Wagnney Fabiano was expected to appear in the featherweight tournament. However, Fabiano suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced out of the tournament. Mike Corey filled in as Fabiano's replacement.
^ 2: Genair da Silva was expected to appear in the featherweight tournament. However, after weigh-in issues arose at Bellator 60, da Silva was forced out of the tournament. Kenny Foster, who was slated to fight on the event's undercard, replaced da Silva.

Bantamweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Marcos Galvao UD
  Ed West 3
  Marcos Galvao UD
  Travis Marx 3
  Travis Marx UD
  Masakatsu Ueda 3
  Marcos Galvao TKO
  Luis Nogueira 2
  Luis Nogueira UD
  Alexis Vila 3
  Luis Nogueira TKO
  Hiroshi Nakamura 3
  Hiroshi Nakamura UD
  Rodrigo Lima 3

Bellator 71Edit

Bellator 71
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateJune 22, 2012
VenueMountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort
City  Chester, West Virginia
Event chronology
Bellator 70 Bellator 71 Bellator 72

Bellator 71 was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on June 22, 2012 at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester, West Virginia.[46] The card was part of Bellator's annual Summer Series and featured the opening round fights in the Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament.[citation needed] The event was distributed live in prime time by EPIX and online at SpikeTV.com.

Background

A preliminary bout between E. J. Brooks and Joey Holt was originally announced by the promotion. However, the bout failed to materialize.[46]

Richard Hale was supposed to face Beau Tribolet in the Tournament Quarterfinal, but was not cleared to compete so Tim Carpenter (who originally was supposed to face John Hawk) stepped in as a last minute replacement.

Results

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Main Light Heavyweight   Travis Wiuff def.   Chris Davis 1 4:12 TKO (Strikes) Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinal[46]
Main Light Heavyweight   Attila Vegh def.   Zelg Galesic 1 1:00 Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinal[46]
Main Light Heavyweight   Tim Carpenter def.   Beau Tribolet 2 4:51 Submission (Armbar) Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinal[46]
Main Light Heavyweight   Emanuel Newton def.   Roy Boughton 2 0:49 Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinal[46]
Main Heavyweight   Brett Rogers def.   Kevin Asplund 2 5:00 TKO (Doctor's Stoppage) [46]
Preliminary Light Heavyweight   Josh Stansbury def.   Dan Spohn 1 2:30 Submission (Guillotine Choke) [46]
Preliminary Middleweight   Jason Butcher def.   Duane Bastress 1 1:03 Submission (Triangle Choke) [46]
Preliminary Featherweight   Neil Johnson def.   Brylan Van Artsdalen 2 4:29 Submission (Rear Naked Choke) [46]
Preliminary Catchweight (190 lb)   Kevin Zalac def.   Chris Goldbaugh 3 5:00 Decision (Unanimous) [46]

Bellator 72Edit

Bellator 72
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateJuly 20, 2012
VenueUSF Sun Dome
CityTampa, Florida
Event chronology
Bellator 71 Bellator 72 Bellator 73

Bellator 72 was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on July 20, 2012 at USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.[47] The card was part of Bellator's annual Summer Series and featured the semifinal round fights in the Summer Series Tournament.[citation needed] The event was distributed live in prime time by EPIX and MTV2.

Background

Paul Daley made his promotional debut at this event against Rudy Bears in a welterweight fight.

Marius Žaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf competed in a rematch - their third fight together - following a controversial doctor stoppage in their previous Bellator fight in May 2012.

A heavyweight bout between Chris Barnett and Tom Sauer was initially announced by the promotion for this card.[48] However, the bout failed to materialize.

Results

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Main Welterweight   Karl Amoussou def.   Bryan Baker 1 0:56 Submission (inverted heel hook) Welterweight tournament final[47]
Main Welterweight   Paul Daley def.   Rudy Bears 1 2:45 TKO (Punches)
Main Light Heavyweight   Travis Wiuff def.   Tim Carpenter 3 5:00 Decision (Unanimous) Light Heavyweight tournament semifinal[47]
Main Light Heavyweight   Attila Vegh def.   Emanuel Newton 3 5:00 Decision (Split) Light Heavyweight tournament semifinal[47]
Main Welterweight   Marius Žaromskis def.   Waachiim Spiritwolf 3 5:00 Decision (Split) [47]
Preliminary Featherweight   Paul Barrow def.   Jason Carapelluci 3 0:46 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Preliminary Welterweight   Ben Saunders def.   Brian Warren 1 0:22 TKO (knees) Aired on the main broadcast after the Daley/Bears fight
Preliminary Welterweight   Raul Amaya def.   Kenny Moss 2 0:30 Verbal Submission (Shoulder Injury)
Preliminary Featherweight   Matt McCook def.   Shanon Slack 3 5:00 Decision (split)
Preliminary Welterweight   Julien Williams def.   Ryan DeRocher 2 1:32 Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)

Bellator 73Edit

Bellator 73
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateAugust 24, 2012
VenueHarrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino
CityTunica, Mississippi
Event chronology
Bellator 72 Bellator 73

Bellator 73 was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on August 24, 2012 at Harrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.[49] The card was part of Bellator's annual Summer Series and featured the final round fights in the Summer Series Tournament.[citation needed] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

This fight card was to feature Pat Curran making the first defense of his Featherweight title against Bellator season 4 Featherweight tournament winner Patricio Freire. However, on August 14, 2012, it was announced that Curran had suffered an injury and the bout was to be rescheduled for a later date.[50]

The card featured the finals of the season 6 Bantamweight tournament and 2012 Summer Series Light Heavyweight tournament.

Marcus "Lelo" Aurelio was originally supposed to make his promotional debut on this card, but was removed due to an injury. His original opponent, Amaechi Oselukwue, instead met replacement Kelvin Tiller.[51] Additionally, a heavyweight bout between Maurice Jackson and Chris Miller was announced, but failed to materialize.

Results

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Main Light Heavyweight   Attila Vegh def.   Travis Wiuff 1 0:25 KO (punches) Light Heavyweight tournament final
Main Bantamweight   Marcos Galvao def.   Luis Nogueira 2 4:20 TKO (elbows) Bantamweight tournament final[49]
Main Light Heavyweight   Mike Mucitelli def.   Matt Van Buren 1 3:01 Submission (triangle choke)
Main Heavyweight   Mike Wessel def.   Ryan Martinez 3 5:00 Decision (split)
Preliminary Lightweight   Zach Underwood def.   Chris Coggins 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous)
Preliminary Featherweight   Brian Hall def.   Jay Black 1 N/A TKO (punches)
Preliminary Welterweight   Andy Uhrich def.   Joe Williams 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous)
Preliminary Catchweight (190 lb)   Kelvin Tiller def.   Amaechi Oselukwue 2 4:21 TKO (punches)
Preliminary Light Heavyweight   Jacob Noe def.   Brian Albin 1 5:00 TKO (doctor stoppage)
Preliminary Lightweight   Cosmo Alexandre def.   Harry Johnson 2 0:39 TKO (knee to the body)

Light Heavyweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Attila Vegh SUB
  Zelg Galesic 1
  Attila Vegh SD
  Emanuel Newton 3
  Emanuel Newton SUB
  Roy Boughton 1
  Attila Vegh KO
  Travis Wiuff 1
  Travis Wiuff TKO
  Chris Davis 1
  Travis Wiuff UD
  Tim Carpenter 3
  Tim Carpenter[1]SUB
  Beau Tribolet 2

^ 1: Tim Carpenter replaced Richard Hale.

Bellator 74Edit

Bellator 74
Information
DateSeptember 28, 2012
VenueCaesars Atlantic City
CityAtlantic City, New Jersey

Bellator 74 took place on September 28, 2012 at Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[citation needed] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2. It was the season debut of season seven.

Background

Bellator 74 hosted the opening round in the Bellator Season Seven Welterweight Tournament.[52]

Alexandre Bezerra was originally scheduled to face The Ultimate Fighter: Live alumni Jeff Smith. However, Smith failed his pre-fight medical and was replaced by Matt McCook in a 157 lb catchweight fight.[53] Plinio Cruz and Kelvin Tiller were also originally announced to meet in a middleweight fight, but the bout was cancelled after Cruz sustained an injury in training.[53]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Lyman Good def. Jim Wallhead Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Marius Žaromskis def. Nordine Taleb Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Michail Tsarev def. Tim Welch Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:57 [c]
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov def. Jordan Smith Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [d]
Preliminary card
Featherweight Will Martinez def. Casey Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:27
Women's Flyweight Michelle Ould def. Munah Holland Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (157 lb) Alexandre Bezerra def. Matt McCook Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:04
Lightweight Phillipe Nover def. Derrick Kennington Technical submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:20
Featherweight Brylan Van Artsdalen def. Jay Haas Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:03
Bantamweight Claudio Ledesma def. Kenny Foster Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  2. ^ Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  3. ^ Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  4. ^ Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Bellator 75Edit

Bellator 75
Information
DateOctober 5, 2012
VenueHorseshoe Casino
CityHammond, Indiana

Bellator 75 took place on October 5, 2012 at The Venue in the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.[citation needed] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 75 hosted the opening round in the Bellator Season Seven Heavyweight Tournament.[citation needed]

The event featured the long-planned rematch between season-five heavyweight tournament finalists Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos. Prindle and Santos met in the finals of Bellator's season-five heavyweight tourney, but the bout was ruled a no-contest when Santos inexplicably kicked a downed Prindle in the groin.[54] The initial rematch was scheduled for Bellator 61. However, on March 15, Bellator announced the fight had been pushed back a week to Bellator 62 due to Prindle having "flu-like symptoms."[12] The following week Santos failed to make weight and the bout was cancelled, and Prindle was awarded the tournament win by default.[55] Incredibly, the fourth scheduled meeting of these two fighters again ended in controversy as this time Prindle accidentally kicked Santos in the groin in round one.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Thiago Santos def. Eric Prindle DQ (groin strike) 1 4:51 [a]
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Brett Rogers Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Heavyweight Richard Hale def. Mike Wessel TKO (punches) 1 1:19 [c]
Heavyweight Vinicius Queiroz def. Mark Holata Submission (armbar) 1 3:26 [d]
Preliminary card
Bantamweight Chase Beebe def. Bo Harris Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Ryan Martinez def. Manny Lara Majority decision 3 5:00
Welterweight Joe Williams def. Rod Montoya Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:17
Catchweight (178 lb) Jason Graves def. Rafał Skibiński Submission (rear naked choke) 1 2:50
Catchweight (210 lb) Anthony Gomez def. Jose Medina Submission (rear naked choke) 1 2:32
Catchweight (148 lb) Cliff Wright def. Bobby Reardanz Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:39
  1. ^ Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  2. ^ Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  3. ^ Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  4. ^ Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Bellator 76Edit

Bellator 76
Information
DateOctober 12, 2012
VenueCaesars Windsor
CityWindsor, Ontario, Canada

Bellator 76 took place on October 12, 2012 at Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.[56] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 76 hosted the opening round in the Bellator Season Seven Featherweight Tournament.

Fight card

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Patricky Freire KO (head kick and punches) 1 4:54
Featherweight Rad Martinez def. Nazareno Malegarie Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 [a]
Featherweight Wagnney Fabiano def. Akop Stepanyan Submission (armbar) 1 3:24 [b]
Featherweight Mike Richman def. Jeremy Spoon KO (head kick and punches) 1 0:23 [c]
Featherweight Shahbulat Shamhalaev def. Cody Bollinger TKO (punches) 1 4:49 [d]
Preliminary card
Featherweight Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Nayeb Hezam TKO (punches) 1 0:24 [e]
Featherweight Jason Fischer def. Kyle Prepolec Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 3:19
Lightweight Chad Laprise def. Ainsley Robinson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ali Mokdad def. Simon Marini Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Dom O'Grady def. A.J. Matthews Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  2. ^ Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  3. ^ Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  4. ^ Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  5. ^ Featherweight Tournament Reserve Bout

Bellator 77Edit

Bellator 77
Information
DateOctober 19, 2012
VenueReading Eagle Theater
CityReading, Pennsylvania

Bellator 77 took place on October 19, 2012 at the Reading Eagle Theater in the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania.[57] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 77 hosted the opening round in the Bellator Season Seven Lightweight Tournament.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Rich Clementi def. Alexander Sarnavskiy Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Dave Jansen def. Magomed Saadulaev Submission (guillotine choke) 3 0:41 [b]
Lightweight Marcin Held def. Murad Machaev Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [c]
Lightweight Ricardo Tirloni def. Rene Nazare Submission (D'arce choke) 2 1:14 [d]
Preliminary card
Flyweight Matthew Lozano def Dave Morgan Submission (inverted triangle choke) 2 2:28
Catchweight (240) Lew Polley def. Carmelo Marrero Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Darrell Horcher def. E. J. Brooks KO (punch) 1 0:21 [e]
Catchweight (157) Cosmo Alexandre def. Mike Bannon TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Middleweight Duane Bastress def. Ariel Sepulveda Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Brett Martinez def. Eric Albright Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:28
  1. ^ Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  2. ^ Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  3. ^ Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  4. ^ Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  5. ^ Lightweight Tournament Reserve Bout

Bellator 78Edit

Bellator 78
Information
DateOctober 26, 2012
VenueNutter Center
CityDayton, Ohio

Bellator 78 took place on October 26, 2012 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.[58] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 78 hosted the semi-finals of Bellator's Season Seven Welterweight Tournament.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Lyman Good def. Michail Tsarev TKO (punches) 2 3:54 [a]
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov def. Marius Zaromskis TKO (punches) 1 2:14 [b]
Featherweight Daniel Mason-Straus def. Alvin Robinson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:51
Middleweight Brian Rogers def. Dominique Steele Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Women's Flyweight Zoila Gurgel def. Casey Noland Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [c]
Lightweight Rob Hanna def. Rocky Edwards Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (140 lb) Justin McNally def. David Blattman Technical submission (triangle choke) 1 0:38
Middleweight Mikkel Parlo def. Jared Combs KO (punches) 1 3:51
Middleweight Billy Horne def. Trey Houston Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:30
Middleweight Jason Butcher def. Shaun Asher Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:32
  1. ^ Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
  2. ^ Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
  3. ^ Non-title bout

Bellator 79Edit

Bellator 79
Information
DateNovember 2, 2012
VenueCasino Rama
CityRama, Ontario

Bellator 79 took place on November 2, 2012 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario.[59] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 79 hosted the one half of the semi-finals of Bellator's Season Seven Heavyweight Tournament and Featherweight Tournament.

Paul Daley was originally scheduled for this event, but was taken off the card due to concerns that he would be stopped at Canada border entry due to incomplete paperwork needed to secure a visa.[60]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Richard Hale def. Thiago Santos TKO (punches) 1 3:31 [a]
Featherweight Shahbulat Shamhalaev def. Mike Richman TKO (punches) 1 1:45 [b]
Catchweight (180 lb) Douglas Lima def. Jacob Ortiz TKO (head kick and knee) 3 4:50
Welterweight Ryan Ford def. Kyle Baker Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Heavyweight Josh Appelt def. Ed Carpenter Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:20
Catchweight (173 lb) Christ Franck def. Marcus Aurélio Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Vitaly Minakov def. Vladimir Starcencov TKO (punches) 2 0:27
Lightweight Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Josh Pulsifer Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:30
Lightweight Guillaume DeLorenzi def. Jonny Carson Submission (rear naked choke) 1 4:49
  1. ^ Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
  2. ^ Featherweight Tournament Semifinal

Bellator 80Edit

Bellator 80
Information
DateNovember 9, 2012
VenueSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
CityHollywood, Florida

Bellator 80 took place on November 9, 2012 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.[61] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 80 hosted the second half of the semi-finals of Bellator's Season Seven Heavyweight Tournament and Featherweight Tournament.

The featherweight bout between Sky Moiseichik and Shanon Slack was changed to a 150 lb catchweight bout after both fighters failed to make weight.[62]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Joe Warren def. Owen Evinger Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Rad Martinez def. Wagnney Fabiano Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Vinicius Queiroz TKO (punches) 2 4:59 [b]
Middleweight Brett Cooper def. Darryl Cobb Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Lightweight Brandon Girtz def. Mike Quinones Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Cristiano Souza def. Robert Otani KO (punches) 1 2:46
Lightweight Cosmo Alexandre def. Josh Quayhagen Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (150 lb) Shanon Slack def. Sky Moiseichik Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Joe Vedepo def. Mike Bernhard Submission (shin choke) 1 3:26
Welterweight Ryan DeRocher def. Taylor Krahl KO (punches) 1 0:20
  1. ^ Featherweight Tournament Semifinal
  2. ^ Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal

Bellator 81Edit

Bellator 81
Information
DateNovember 16, 2012
VenueRyan Center
CityKingston, Rhode Island

Bellator 81 took place on November 16, 2012 at the Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island.[63] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 81 hosted the semi-finals of Bellator's Season Seven Lightweight Tournament.[63]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Marcin Held def. Rich Clementi Submission (toe hold) 2 3:04 [a]
Lightweight Dave Jansen def. Ricardo Tirloni Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00 [b]
Featherweight Marlon Sandro def. Dustin Neace Technical submission (rear naked choke) 1 2:05
Middleweight Perry Filkins def. Jonas Billstein Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Bantamweight Ruben Rey def. Robbie LeRoux Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Matt Bessette def. Paul Barrow Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Brennan Ward def. Sam McCoy KO (punches) 1 2:49
Catchweight (210 lb) Mike Mucitelli def. Matt Uhde Submission (armbar) 1 0:26
Middleweight Dan Cramer def. Joe Lamoureux KO (punches) 1 3:26
Lightweight Andrew Calandrelli def. Eric Brown Submission (armbar) 2 3:10
Catchweight (165 lb) Murad Machaev def. Lorawnt-T Nelson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
  2. ^ Lightweight Tournament Semifinal

Bellator 82Edit

Bellator 82
Information
DateNovember 30, 2012
VenueSoaring Eagle Casino & Resort
CityMt. Pleasant, Michigan

Bellator 82 took place on November 30, 2012 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.[64] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 82 hosted the final of Bellator's Season Seven Welterweight Tournament.[64]

British fighter Michael Page was expected to make his Bellator debut at this event, but withdrew due to undergoing jaw surgery.[65][66]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov def. Lyman Good Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [a]
Catchweight David Rickels def. Jason Fischer Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Doug Marshall def. Kala Hose KO (punch) 1 0:22
Lightweight Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Tony Hervey Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Catchweight (162 lb) John Schulz def. Hector Garcia TKO (punches) 3 2:45
Welterweight Mario Navarro def. Anthony Bain Submission (triangle choke) 2 3:18
Bantamweight Shawn Bunch def. Chad Coon Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Giva Santana def. Brendan Seguin Submission (kneebar) 2 2:33
Light Heavyweight Terry Davinney def. Matt Van Buren KO (punch) 1 0:15
Featherweight Jeremy Czarnecki def. Justin Houghton Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Welterweight Tournament Final
  2. ^ 160 lb catchweight[67]

Bellator 83Edit

Bellator 83
Information
DateDecember 7, 2012
VenueCaesars Atlantic City
CityAtlantic City, New Jersey

Bellator 83 took place on December 7, 2012 at the Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey[68] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 83 was expected to host the final of Bellator's Season Seven Featherweight Tournament between finalists Shahbulat Shamhalaev and Rad Martinez.[69] However, the night of the show it was announced on the air that the bout was cancelled due to Shamhalaev having food poisoning. The fight was initially moved to the following week's show,[70] but then later postponed to season eight.[71]

Results

Main event
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Anthony Leone def. Zach Makovsky Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Jessica Eye def. Zoila Gurgel Technical submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 0:58
Lightweight Darrell Horcher def. Chris Liguori Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Heavyweight Mike Wessel def. Alexei Kudin Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera def. Jesse Brock Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Terrell Hobbs def. Brylan Van Artsdalen Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:07
Catchweight (129 lb) Tuan Pham def. Matthew Lozano Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Claudio Ledesma def. David Harris Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00

Bellator 84Edit

Bellator 84
Information
DateDecember 14, 2012
VenueHorseshoe Casino
CityHammond, Indiana

Bellator 84 took place on December 14, 2012 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.[72] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator 84 hosted the final of Bellator's Season Seven Heavyweight and Lightweight Tournaments.[69]

Christian M'Pumbu was expected to make his first defense of his light heavyweight title against 2012 Summer Series tournament winner Attila Vegh.[72] However, on December 3, 2012, it was announced that Vegh had been pulled from the card due to injury and the match postponed for a later date.[73]

Marcin Held and Dave Jansen were scheduled to compete in the Lightweight Tournament Final on this card. However, the match was cancelled because the Indiana Gaming Commission barred the 20-year-old Held from competing as one must be 21 to enter a casino.[74]

The fight between Richard Hale and Alexander Volkov was the Heavyweight Tournament Final as well as for the vacated Heavyweight Title.[75]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Richard Hale Decision (unanimous) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Daniel Vizcaya def. Jack Hermansson Decision (split) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Felice Herrig def. Patricia Vidonic Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Louis Taylor def. Joe Vedepo KO (punch) 1 4:12
Preliminary card
Lightweight Christian Uflacker def. Cliff Wright Technical decision (unanimous) 3 2:26
Catchweight (215 lb) Anthony Gomez def. Anton Talamantes Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:30
Flyweight Jerald Williams def. Joey Diehl Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Robert White def. Kenny Booker Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Belal Muhammad def. Quinton McCottrell Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Dave Sharp def. Eddie Castillo TKO (punches) 2 2:35
  1. ^ Heavyweight Tournament Final;[72] For Vacant Heavyweight Title

TournamentsEdit

Heavyweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Alexander Volkov UD
  Brett Rogers 3
  Alexander Volkov TKO
  Vinicius Queiroz 2
  Vinicius Queiroz SUB
  Mark Holata 1
  Alexander Volkov UD
  Richard Hale 5
  Richard Hale TKO
  Mike Wessel 1
  Richard Hale TKO
  Thiago Santos 1
  Thiago Santos DQ
  Eric Prindle 1

Welterweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Andrey Koreshkov UD
  Jordan Smith 3
  Andrey Koreshkov KO
  Marius Žaromskis 1
  Marius Žaromskis UD
  Nordine Taleb 3
  Andrey Koreshkov UD
  Lyman Good 3
  Lyman Good UD
  Jim Wallhead 3
  Lyman Good TKO
  Michail Tsarev 2
  Michail Tsarev SUB
  Tim Welch 2

Lightweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Dave Jansen SUB
  Magomed Saadulaev 3
  Dave Jansen SD
  Ricardo Tirloni 3
  Ricardo Tirloni SUB
  Rene Nazare 2
  Dave Jansen UD
  Marcin Held 3
  Marcin Held UD
  Murad Machaev 3
  Marcin Held 2
  Rich Clementi SUB
  Rich Clementi SD
  Alexander Sarnavskiy 3

Featherweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Shahbulat Shamhalaev TKO
  Cody Bollinger 1
  Shahbulat Shamhalaev KO
  Mike Richman 1
  Mike Richman TKO
  Jeremy Spoon 1
 Shahbulat Shamhalaev KO
  Rad Martinez 2
  Rad Martinez UD
  Nazareno Malegarie 3
  Rad Martinez UD
  Wagnney Fabiano 3
  Wagnney Fabiano SUB
  Akop Stepanyan 1

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