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Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Six

Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Six 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]

Bellator Fighting Championships
GenreSports
Created byBjorn Rebney
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time120 minutes
Release
Original networkMTV 2
Original releaseMarch 9 –
May 25, 2012
Chronology
Preceded byBellator Fighting Championships: Season Five
Followed byBellator Fighting Championships: 2012 Summer Series

Mixed martial arts tournaments were held in five weight classes, including the bantamweight,[4] featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions.

EventsEdit

Bellator 60Edit

Bellator 60
Information
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
Information
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
Information
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 Welterweight   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 Welterweight   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
Information
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 1 3:39 Submission (Peruvian necktie)
Preliminary Middleweight   Dan Cramer def.   Jeff "The Wolfman" 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 Welteweight   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
Information
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 Middleweight   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
Information
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
Information
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 lbs)   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
Information
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 lbs.)   Nordine Taleb def.   Matt MacGrath 2 2:30 TKO (punches) [33]
Preliminary Featherweight   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
Information
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 lbs.)   Aung La Nsang 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 lbs.)   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
Information
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 Lightweight   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 125 lbs.   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
Information
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 lbs.)   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 lbs.)   Keith Schneider def.   Josh Shockley 1 N/A Submission (armbar) [24]
Main Catchweight (157 lbs.)   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 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

Bantamweight tournament bracketEdit

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

Featherweight tournament bracketEdit

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

^ 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.

Lightweight tournament bracketEdit

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

Welterweight tournament bracketEdit

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

^ 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.

Middleweight tournament bracketEdit

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

^ 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.

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