Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Six

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Bellator Fighting Championships
Genre Sports
Created by Bjorn Rebney
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 120 minutes
Release
Original network MTV 2
Original release March 9 – May 25, 2012
Chronology
Preceded by Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Five
Followed by Bellator Fighting Championships: 2012 Summer Series

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]

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

Events[edit]

Bellator 60[edit]

Bellator 60
Information
Date March 9, 2012
Venue The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
City Hammond, 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)) Brazil Genair da Silva vs United States Bobby Reardanz 3 0:51 TKO (leg kicks and punches)
Preliminary Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg)) United States Shamar Bailey vs United States Josh Shockley 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous)
Preliminary Catchweight (280 pounds (130 kg)) United States Sean McCorkle vs United States Richard White 1 1:02 Submission (neck crank)
Preliminary Catchweight (215 pounds (98 kg)) United States Travis Wiuff vs United States Anthony Gomez 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Bantamweight United States Cory Galloway vs United States Jake Nauracy 2 4:22 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Main Featherweight England Ronnie Mann vs United States Mike Corey 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight United States Daniel Mason-Straus vs United States Jeremy Spoon 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight Brazil Alexandre Bezerra vs United States Kenny Foster 2 4:57 Submission (rear-naked choke) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight Brazil Marlon Sandro vs United States Roberto Vargas 1 3:35 Submission (rear-naked choke) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight United States Joe Warren (c) vs United States Pat Curran 3 1:25 KO (punches) For Bellator Featherweight Championship

Bellator 61[edit]

Bellator 61
Information
Date March 16, 2012
Venue Horseshoe Riverdome
City Bossier 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 United States Trey Houston vs United States 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)) United States Jeremy Myers vs United States Jason Sampson 3 2:25 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Preliminary Welterweight United States Derrick Krantz vs United States Eric Scallan 1 3:01 Technical submission (D'arce choke)
Preliminary Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg)) United States Brent Taylor vs United States Josh Quayhagen 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Main Middleweight Brazil Vitor Vianna vs United States Brian Rogers 1 4:14 KO (flying knee) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Middleweight Brazil Giva Santana vs Brazil Bruno Santos 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Middleweight Russia Vyacheslav Vasilevsky vs United States Victor O'Donnell 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Middleweight Brazil Maiquel Falcao vs France Norman Paraisy 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout

Bellator 62[edit]

Bellator 62
Information
Date March 23, 2012
Venue Laredo Energy Arena
City Laredo, 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 United States Joseph Daily vs United States Sean Spencer 2 1:24 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Rad Martinez vs United States Doug Frey 1 4:08 TKO (punches) This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following the Hawn vs. Tirloni fight.
Preliminary Lightweight United States Dave Jansen vs United States Jacob Kirwan 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Steven Peterson vs United States Chris Jones 3 5:00 Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Welterweight United States Sonny Luque vs United States Luis Vega 1 3:43 Submission (arm-triangle choke)
Main Lightweight Brazil Thiago Michel vs Brazil Rene Nazare 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Lightweight United States Brent Weedman vs United States J.J. Ambrose 2 3:26 Submission (von flue choke) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Lightweight United States Rick Hawn vs Brazil Ricardo Tirloni 1 2:36 KO (punches) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Lightweight Brazil Patricky Freire vs United States Lloyd Woodard 2 1:46 Submission (kimura) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout

Bellator 63[edit]

Bellator 63
Information
Date March 30, 2012
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City Uncasville, 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)) United States Marianna Kheyfets vs United States Munah Holland 2 4:45 KO (punches)
Preliminary Welterweight Russia Andrey Koreshkov vs United States Tiawan Howard 1 1:26 KO (punch) This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following the Smith vs. Rickels fight.
Preliminary Featherweight United States Pete Rogers vs United States Brandon Fleming 1 3:39 Submission (Peruvian necktie)
Preliminary Middleweight United States Dan Cramer vs United States Jeff "The Wolfman" Nader 3 5:00 Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Saul Almeida vs United States Matt Bessette 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)
Preliminary Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg)) United States Ryan Quinn vs United States Marc Stevens 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)
Main Welterweight United States Ben Saunders vs United States Raul Amaya 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Welterweight United States Jordan Smith vs United States David Rickels 1 0:22 KO (punches) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Welteweight United States Bryan Baker vs Brazil Carlos Alexandre Pereira 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Welterweight France Karl Amoussou vs United States Chris Lozano 1 2:05 Submission (rear naked choke) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout

Bellator 64[edit]

Bellator 64
Information
Date April 6, 2012
Venue Caesar’s Windsor
City Windsor, 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 Canada Taylor Solomon vs United States Jason Fischer 3 4:59 Technical Submission (rear naked choke)
Preliminary Welterweight France Nordine Taleb vs United States Matt Secor 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–24)
Preliminary Featherweight Canada Chris Horodecki vs United States Mike Richman 1 1:23 KO (punches)
Preliminary Welterweight Canada Chad Laprise vs Canada Josh Taveirne 1 2:48 Submission (triangle choke)
Preliminary Catchweight (160 pounds (73 kg)) Canada Kyle Prepolec vs Canada Lance Snow 1 2:54 Submission (armbar)
Preliminary Middleweight Canada Elias Theodorou vs United States Rich Lictawa 3 0:33 TKO (retirement)
Main Bantamweight Brazil Rodrigo Lima vs Japan Hiroshi Nakamura 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Bantamweight United States Travis Marx vs Japan Masakatsu Ueda 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight Brazil Marlon Sandro vs Brazil Alexandre Bezerra 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Featherweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Welterweight United States Ben Askren (c) vs Brazil Douglas Lima 5 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) For Bellator Welterweight Championship

Bellator 65[edit]

Bellator 65
Information
Date April 13, 2012
Venue Boardwalk Hall
City Atlantic 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 United States E.J. Brooks vs Russia Mikhail Malyutin 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)
Preliminary Welterweight United States Ailton Barbosa vs United States Kris McCray 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier
Preliminary Welterweight United States Lyman Good vs United States LeVon Maynard 1 0:13 KO (punch) Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier
Preliminary Featherweight United States Scott Heckman vs United States Lester Caslow 1 3:40 Submission (rear naked choke)
Preliminary Middleweight United States Duane Bastress vs Brazil Plinio Cruz 2 2:52 TKO (elbows)
Preliminary Lightweight United States Terrell Hobbs vs United States Will Martinez 1 4:12 Submission (rear naked choke)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Kenny Foster vs United States Jay Haas 1 2:51 Submission (guillotine choke)
Main Bantamweight United States Ed West vs Brazil Marcos Galvao 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Bantamweight Cuba Alexis Vila vs Brazil Luis Nogueira 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight United States Mike Corey vs United States Daniel Mason-Straus 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) Featherweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Bantamweight United States Zach Makovsky (c) vs Brazil Eduardo Dantas 2 3:26 Technical Submission (arm triangle choke) For Bellator Bantamweight Championship

Bellator 66[edit]

Bellator 66
Information
Date April 20, 2012
Venue I-X Center
City Cleveland, 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 United States Julian Lane vs United States Joe Heiland 1 2:49 Submission (guillotine choke)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Donny Walker (c) vs United States Frank Caraballo (ic) 4 2:25 KO (knee) For unified NAAFS Featherweight championship
Preliminary Light Heayweight United States Dan Spohn vs Slovakia Attila Vegh 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 30–27)
Preliminary Light Heavyweight United States John Hawk vs Finland Marcus Vanttinen 3 5:00 Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Women's Bout (130 lbs) United States Jessica Eye vs United States Anita Rodriguez 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Main Lightweight United States Brent Weedman vs Brazil Thiago Michel 3 5:00 Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) Lightweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Lightweight United States Lloyd Woodard vs United States Rick Hawn 2 0:10 KO (punch) Lightweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Middleweight Russia Vyacheslav Vasilevsky vs Brazil Maiquel Falcao 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Middleweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Middleweight Sweden Andreas Spang vs United States Brian Rogers 2 3:34 KO (punch) Middleweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Lightweight United States Eddie Alvarez vs Japan Shinya Aoki 1 2:14 TKO (punches)

Bellator 67[edit]

Bellator 67
Information
Date May 4, 2012
Venue Casino Rama
City Rama, 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 Canada Nathan Gunn vs United States Dom O'Grady 2 4:51 Submission (armbar) [33]
Preliminary Catchweight (180 lbs.) Canada Nordine Taleb vs Canada Matt MacGrath 2 2:30 TKO (punches) [33]
Preliminary Featherweight Canada Will Romero vs Canada Matt Veal 2 4:25 TKO (knees & punches) [33]
Preliminary Bantamweight United States Nick Kirk vs United States David Harris 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [33]
Preliminary Lightweight Brazil Cosmo Alexandre vs United States Lowrant-T Nelson 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [33]
Main Welterweight Canada Ryan Ford vs Brazil Luis Santos 2 1:24 TKO (knee & punches) [33]
Main Heavyweight Poland Damian Grabowski vs United States Dave Huckaba 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) [33]
Main Welterweight United States Ben Saunders vs United States Bryan Baker 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) Welterweight tournament semifinal[33]
Main Lightweight United States Michael Chandler vs Japan Akihiro Gono 1 0:56 TKO (punches) [33]

Bellator 68[edit]

Bellator 68
Information
Date May 11, 2012
Venue Caesars Hotel and Casino
City Atlantic 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 Cameroon Francois Ambang vs Aruba Gregory Milliard 3 5:00 Decision (split) [34]
Preliminary Bantamweight United States Claudio Ledesma vs United States Anthony Leone 3 5:00 Decision (split) [34]
Preliminary Catchweight (175 lbs.) United States Aung La Nsang vs United States Jesus Martinez 1 0:36 TKO (punches) [34]
Preliminary Lightweight United States Don Carlo-Clauss vs United States Jacob Kirwan 3 5:00 Decision (split) [34]
Main Catchweight (172 lbs.) Lithuania Marius Žaromskis vs United States Waachiim Spiritwolf 2 5:00 TKO (doctor stoppage) Stopped between rounds 2 & 3[34]
Main Lightweight Poland Marcin Held vs United States Derrick Kennington 1 2:08 Submission (heel hook) [34]
Main Bantamweight Brazil Marcos Galvão vs United States Travis Marx 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal[34]
Main Featherweight United States Daniel Mason-Straus vs Brazil Marlon Sandro 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) Featherweight Tournament Final[34]

Bellator 69[edit]

Bellator 69
Information
Date May 18, 2012
Venue L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
City Lake 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 United States E.J. Brooks vs United States Kalvin Hackney 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [40]
Preliminary Light Heavyweight United States Josh Burns vs United States Rich Hale 1 0:38 TKO (punches) [40]
Preliminary Welterweight Russia Andrey Koreshkov vs United States Derrick Krantz 3 0:51 TKO (strikes) [40]
Preliminary Featherweight United States Shanon Slack vs United States Booker Arthur 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [40]
Preliminary Lightweight United States Josh Quayhagen vs United States Cliff Wright 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [40]
Main Heavyweight United States Mark Holata vs United States Abe Wagner 1 2:24 Verbal Submission (straight ankle lock) [40]
Main Women's 125 lbs. Japan Megumi Fujii vs United States Jessica Aguilar 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) [40]
Main Welterweight United States David Rickels vs France Karl Amoussou 3 5:00 Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) Welterweight tournament semifinal[40]
Main Middleweight Brazil Maiquel Falcão vs Sweden Andreas Spang 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) Middleweight tournament final[40][44]

Bellator 70[edit]

Bellator 70
Information
Date May 25, 2012
Venue Orleans Convention Center
City New 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 United States Derek Arcement vs United States Blake Dufour 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [24]
Preliminary Middleweight Germany Jonas Billstein vs Mexico Mike Seal 1 2:55 Technical submission (rear naked choke) [24]
Preliminary Catchweight (190 lbs.) United States Jeremiah Riggs vs United States Kelvin Tiller 3 3:38 Verbal submission (kimura) [24]
Preliminary Welterweight United States A.J. Matthews vs United States Charlie Rader 2 3:34 KO (soccer kick) [24]
Preliminary Catchweight (160 lbs.) United States Keith Schneider vs United States Josh Shockley 1 N/A Submission (armbar) [24]
Main Catchweight (157 lbs.) United States Derek Campos vs United States Rich Clementi 1 4:18 Submission (guillotine choke) [24]
Main Bantamweight Japan Hiroshi Nakamura vs Brazil Luis Nogueira 3 1:58 KO (punches) Bantamweight Tournament Semi Final[24]
Main Heavyweight United States Cole Konrad (c) vs United States Eric Prindle 1 1:00 Submission (kimura) For Bellator Heavyweight Championship[24]
Main Lightweight United States Rick Hawn vs United States Brent Weedman 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous 29–28 30–27 30–27) Lightweight Tournament Final[24]

Tournaments[edit]

Bantamweight tournament bracket[edit]

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

Featherweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Brazil Alexandre Bezerra SUB
United States Kenny Foster2[›] 2
Brazil Alexandre Bezerra DEC
Brazil Marlon Sandro 3
United States Roberto Vargas SUB
Brazil Marlon Sandro 1
Brazil Marlon Sandro DEC
United States Daniel Mason-Straus 3
United States Mike Corey DEC
England Ronnie Mann 3
United States Mike Corey DEC
United States Daniel Mason-Straus 3
United States Jeremy Spoon DEC
United States 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 bracket[edit]

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

Welterweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
United States Ben Saunders DEC
United States Raul Amaya 3
United States Ben Saunders DEC
United States Bryan Baker 3
Brazil Carlos Alexandre Pereira DEC
United States Bryan Baker 3
United States Bryan Baker SUB
France Karl Amoussou 1
United States David Rickels KO
United States Jordan Smith2[›] 1
United States David Rickels DEC
France Karl Amoussou 3
United States Chris Lozano1[›] SUB
France 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 bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
United States Brian Rogers KO
Brazil Vitor Vianna 1
United States Brian Rogers KO
Sweden Andreas Spang1[›] 2
Brazil Giva Santana DEC
Brazil Bruno Santos 3
Sweden Andreas Spang DEC
Brazil Maiquel Falcão 3
Russia Vyacheslav Vasilevsky DEC
United States Victor O'Donnell 3
Russia Vyacheslav Vasilevsky DEC
Brazil Maiquel Falcão 3
France Norman Paraisy DEC
Brazil 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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