Bellator 72 Results
by Michael Roberts July 20, 2012 at 10:45PM | Views: 2,867
The 2012 Summer Series continued Friday, July 20 with Bellator 72. In the main event, Karl Amoussou and Bryan Baker finished the Season 6 welterweight tournament, with Amoussou taking home the big check and earning his title shot against reigning champ Ben Askren. Though "Psycho" is mainly known for his vicious striking, it was a shocking and brutal inverted heel hook that earned him the submission win in less than a minute.
In other welterweight action, powerhouse striker Paul Daley made his Bellator debut and knocked out Rudy Bears in emphatic fashion. "Semtex" landed his trademark left hook and finished off Bears with follow up shots for the first-round win. Get the full results of the night below.
Welterweight Tournament Final Fight: Karl Amoussou defeats Bryan Baker via submission (inverted heel hook) at :56 of round one
Welterweight Feature Fight: Paul Daley defeats Rudy Bears via technical knockout (punches) at 2:45 of round one
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Attila Vegh defeats Emanuel Newton via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Travis Wiuff defeats Tim Carpenter via unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight Fight: Marius Zaromskis defeats Waachiim Spiritwolf via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Catchweight Fight (150lbs): Paul Barrow defeats Jason Carapelluci via submission (rear naked choke) at :46 of round three
Catchweight Fight (177lbs): Ben Saunders defeats Brian Warren via technical knockout (strikes) at :22 of round one
Welterweight Fight: Raul Amaya defeats Kenny Moss via verbal submission (strikes/shoulder injury) at :30 of round two
Featherweight Fight: Matt McCook defeats Shanon Slack via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Welterweight Fight: Julien Williams defeats Ryan DeRocher via technical submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:52 of round two