Posted on: June 23, 2012
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Bellator 71 kicked off the 2012 Summer Series from Chester, West Virginia. In the opening round of the light heavyweight tournament, four fighters emphatically advanced to the semifinals. Travis Wiuff dismantled Chris Davis and scored a first round knockout. European prospect Attila Vegh blitzed Zelg Galesic, earning a first round submission win. Emanuel Newton pulled off a second round rear naked choke, tapping out Roy Boughton in his Bellator debut. Last minute tournament replacement Tim Carpenter made the most of his opportunity, forcing Beau Tribolet to submit with an armbar. Check out the Bellator 71 highlights.
feature • bellator mma • bellator fighting championships • travis wiuff • chris davis • attila vegh • zelg galesic • emanuel newton • roy boughton • tim carpenter • beau tribolet
It was a wild night in Council Bluffs, as Joe Vedepo notched a TKO win, Paul Bradley and Andre Santos picked up unanimous decisions, and Houston Alexander and Virgil Zwicker battled to a majority draw.