Bellator Fighting Championships: 2012 Summer Series

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Bellator Fighting Championships
GenreSports
Created byBjorn Rebney
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time120 minutes
Release
Original networkMTV 2
Original releaseJune 22 –
August 24, 2012
Chronology
Preceded byBellator Fighting Championships: Season Six
Followed byBellator Fighting Championships: Season Seven

Bellator Fighting Championships: 2012 Summer Series was the second installment of the Bellator Fighting Championships Summer Series which started on June 22, 2012.[1] A mixed martial arts tournament was held in the Light Heavyweight weight class.[2]

Events[edit]

Bellator 71[edit]

Bellator 71
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateJune 22, 2012
VenueMountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort
CityUnited States 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.[3] The card was part of Bellator's annual Summer Series and featured the opening round fights in the Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament.[2] 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.[3]

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

Bellator 72[edit]

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.[4] The card was part of Bellator's annual Summer Series and featured the semifinal round fights in the Summer Series Tournament.[2] 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.[5] However, the bout failed to materialize.

Results

Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes
Main Welterweight France Karl Amoussou def. United States Bryan Baker 1 0:56 Submission (inverted heel hook) Welterweight tournament final[4]
Main Welterweight United Kingdom Paul Daley def. United States Rudy Bears 1 2:45 TKO (Punches)
Main Light Heavyweight United States Travis Wiuff def. United States Tim Carpenter 3 5:00 Decision (Unanimous) Light Heavyweight tournament semifinal[4]
Main Light Heavyweight Slovakia Attila Vegh def. United States Emanuel Newton 3 5:00 Decision (Split) Light Heavyweight tournament semifinal[4]
Main Welterweight Lithuania Marius Žaromskis def. United States Waachiim Spiritwolf 3 5:00 Decision (Split) [4]
Preliminary Featherweight United States Paul Barrow def. United States Jason Carapelluci 3 0:46 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Preliminary Welterweight United States Ben Saunders def. United States Brian Warren 1 0:22 TKO (knees) Aired on the main broadcast after the Daley/Bears fight
Preliminary Welterweight United States Raul Amaya def. United States Kenny Moss 2 0:30 Verbal Submission (Shoulder Injury)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Matt McCook def. United States Shanon Slack 3 5:00 Decision (split)
Preliminary Welterweight United States Julien Williams def. United States Ryan DeRoche 2 1:32 Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)

Bellator 73[edit]

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.[6] The card was part of Bellator's annual Summer Series and featured the final round fights in the Summer Series Tournament.[2] 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.[7]

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.[8] 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 Slovakia Attila Vegh def. United States Travis Wiuff 1 0:25 KO (punches) Light Heavyweight tournament final
Main Bantamweight Brazil Marcos Galvao def. Brazil Luis Nogueira 2 4:20 TKO (elbows) Bantamweight tournament final[6]
Main Light Heavyweight United States Mike Mucitelli def. United States Matt Van Buren 1 3:01 Submission (triangle choke)
Main Heavyweight United States Mike Wessel def. United States Ryan Martinez 3 5:00 Decision (split)
Preliminary Lightweight United States Zach Underwood def. United States Chris Coggins 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Brian Hall def. United States Jay Black 1 N/A TKO (punches)
Preliminary Welterweight United States Andy Uhrich def. United States Joe Williams 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous)
Preliminary Catchweight (190 lbs.) United States Kelvin Tiller def. United States Amaechi Oselukwue 2 4:21 TKO (punches)
Preliminary Light Heavyweight United States Jacob Noe def. United States Brian Albin 1 5:00 TKO (doctor stoppage)
Preliminary Lightweight Brazil Cosmo Alexandre def. United States Harry Johnson 2 0:39 TKO (knee to the body)

Light Heavyweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
United States Travis Wiuff TKO
United States Chris Davis 1
United States Travis Wiuff DEC
United States Tim Carpenter 3
United States Tim Carpenter1[›] SUB
United States Beau Tribolet 2
United States Travis Wiuff KO
Slovakia Attila Vegh 1
Croatia Zelg Galesic SUB
Slovakia Attila Vegh 1
Slovakia Attila Vegh DEC
United States Emanuel Newton 3
United States Roy Boughton SUB
United States Emanuel Newton 1

^ 1: Tim Carpenter replaced Richard Hale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bellator 71". Bellator.com. 2012-04-23. Archived from the original on 2012-05-04.
  2. ^ a b c d "Bellator Premiere's Summer Series at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort with Light Heavyweight Tourney June 22". Bellator.com. 2012-04-17. Archived from the original on 2012-05-04.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Bellator 71". Bellator.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Bellator 72". bellator.com. 2012-06-26. Archived from the original on 2012-08-08.
  5. ^ "Bellator 72 Schedule for July 20, 2012". yahoo.com. 2012-07-20.
  6. ^ a b "Bellator 73". sherdog.com. 2012-05-28.
  7. ^ "With champ Curran injured, Bellator 73's 'Pitbull' awaits replacement, hopes for Warren". MMAjunkie.com. 2012-08-15. Archived from the original on 2012-08-18.
  8. ^ "'Lelo' Aurelio scratches from Bellator 73, Oselukwue now meets Tiller". MMAjunkie.com. 2012-08-15. Archived from the original on 2012-08-18.

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