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 def. United States Bobby Reardanz 3 0:51 TKO (leg kicks and punches)
Preliminary Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg)) United States Josh Shockley def. United States Shamar Bailey 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous)
Preliminary Catchweight (280 pounds (130 kg)) United States Sean McCorkle def. United States Richard White 1 1:02 Submission (neck crank)
Preliminary Catchweight (215 pounds (98 kg)) United States Travis Wiuff def. United States Anthony Gomez 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Bantamweight United States Jake Nauracy def. United States Cory Galloway 2 4:22 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Main Featherweight United States Mike Corey def. England Ronnie Mann 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight United States Daniel Mason-Straus def. United States Jeremy Spoon 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight Brazil Alexandre Bezerra def. United States Kenny Foster 2 4:57 Submission (rear-naked choke) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight Brazil Marlon Sandro def. United States Roberto Vargas 1 3:35 Submission (rear-naked choke) Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight United States Pat Curran def. United States Joe Warren (c) 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 def. 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 Jason Sampson def. United States Jeremy Myers 3 2:25 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Preliminary Welterweight United States Derrick Krantz def. United States Eric Scallan 1 3:01 Technical submission (D'arce choke)
Preliminary Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg)) United States Josh Quayhagen def. United States Brent Taylor 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Main Middleweight United States Brian Rogers def. Brazil Vitor Vianna 1 4:14 KO (flying knee) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Middleweight Brazil Bruno Santos def. Brazil Giva Santana 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Middleweight Russia Vyacheslav Vasilevsky def. 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 def. 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 Sean Spencer def. United States Joseph Daily 2 1:24 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Rad Martinez def. 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 def. United States Jacob Kirwan 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Chris Jones def. United States Steven Peterson 3 5:00 Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Welterweight United States Luis Vega def. United States Sonny Luque 1 3:43 Submission (arm-triangle choke)
Main Lightweight Brazil Thiago Michel def. Brazil Rene Nazare 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Lightweight United States Brent Weedman def. United States J.J. Ambrose 2 3:26 Submission (von flue choke) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Lightweight United States Rick Hawn def. Brazil Ricardo Tirloni 1 2:36 KO (punches) Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Lightweight United States Lloyd Woodard def. Brazil Patricky Freire 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 Munah Holland def. United States Marianna Kheyfets 2 4:45 KO (punches)
Preliminary Welterweight Russia Andrey Koreshkov def. 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 Brandon Fleming def. United States Pete Rogers 1 3:39 Submission (Peruvian necktie)
Preliminary Middleweight United States Dan Cramer def. United States Jeff "The Wolfman" Nader 3 5:00 Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Matt Bessette def. United States Saul Almeida 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)
Preliminary Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg)) United States Ryan Quinn def. United States Marc Stevens 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)
Main Welterweight United States Ben Saunders def. United States Raul Amaya 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Welterweight United States David Rickels def. United States Jordan Smith 1 0:22 KO (punches) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Welteweight United States Bryan Baker def. Brazil Carlos Alexandre Pereira 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Welterweight France Karl Amoussou def. 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 United States Jason Fischer def. Canada Taylor Solomon 3 4:59 Technical Submission (rear naked choke)
Preliminary Welterweight France Nordine Taleb def. United States Matt Secor 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–24)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Mike Richman def. Canada Chris Horodecki 1 1:23 KO (punches)
Preliminary Welterweight Canada Chad Laprise def. Canada Josh Taveirne 1 2:48 Submission (triangle choke)
Preliminary Catchweight (160 pounds (73 kg)) Canada Kyle Prepolec def. Canada Lance Snow 1 2:54 Submission (armbar)
Preliminary Middleweight Canada Elias Theodorou def. United States Rich Lictawa 3 0:33 TKO (retirement)
Main Bantamweight Japan Hiroshi Nakamura def. Brazil Rodrigo Lima 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Bantamweight United States Travis Marx def. Japan Masakatsu Ueda 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight Brazil Marlon Sandro def. 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) def. 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 def. Russia Mikhail Malyutin 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)
Preliminary Welterweight United States Kris McCray def. United States Ailton Barbosa 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier
Preliminary Welterweight United States Lyman Good def. United States LeVon Maynard 1 0:13 KO (punch) Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier
Preliminary Featherweight United States Scott Heckman def. United States Lester Caslow 1 3:40 Submission (rear naked choke)
Preliminary Middleweight United States Duane Bastress def. Brazil Plinio Cruz 2 2:52 TKO (elbows)
Preliminary Lightweight United States Will Martinez def. United States Terrell Hobbs 1 4:12 Submission (rear naked choke)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Kenny Foster def. United States Jay Haas 1 2:51 Submission (guillotine choke)
Main Bantamweight Brazil Marcos Galvao def. United States Ed West 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Bantamweight Brazil Luis Nogueira def. Cuba Alexis Vila 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout
Main Featherweight United States Daniel Mason-Straus def. United States Mike Corey 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) Featherweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Bantamweight Brazil Eduardo Dantas def. United States Zach Makovsky (c) 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 def. United States Joe Heiland 1 2:49 Submission (guillotine choke)
Preliminary Featherweight United States Frank Caraballo (ic) def. United States Donny Walker (c) 4 2:25 KO (knee) For unified NAAFS Featherweight championship
Preliminary Light Heayweight Slovakia Attila Vegh def. United States Dan Spohn 3 5:00 Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 30–27)
Preliminary Light Heavyweight United States John Hawk def. Finland Marcus Vanttinen 3 5:00 Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)
Preliminary Women's Bout (130 lbs) United States Jessica Eye def. United States Anita Rodriguez 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Main Lightweight United States Brent Weedman def. Brazil Thiago Michel 3 5:00 Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) Lightweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Lightweight United States Rick Hawn def. United States Lloyd Woodard 2 0:10 KO (punch) Lightweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Middleweight Brazil Maiquel Falcao def. Russia Vyacheslav Vasilevsky 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) Middleweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Middleweight Sweden Andreas Spang def. United States Brian Rogers 2 3:34 KO (punch) Middleweight tournament semifinal bout
Main Lightweight United States Eddie Alvarez def. 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 United States Dom O'Grady def. Canada Nathan Gunn 2 4:51 Submission (armbar) [33]
Preliminary Catchweight (180 lbs.) Canada Nordine Taleb def. Canada Matt MacGrath 2 2:30 TKO (punches) [33]
Preliminary Featherweight Canada Will Romero def. Canada Matt Veal 2 4:25 TKO (knees & punches) [33]
Preliminary Bantamweight United States David Harris def. United States Nick Kirk 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [33]
Preliminary Lightweight Brazil Cosmo Alexandre def. United States Lorawnt-T Nelson 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [33]
Main Welterweight Canada Ryan Ford def. Brazil Luis Santos 2 1:24 TKO (knee & punches) [33]
Main Heavyweight Poland Damian Grabowski def. United States Dave Huckaba 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) [33]
Main Welterweight United States Bryan Baker def. United States Ben Saunders 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) Welterweight tournament semifinal[33]
Main Lightweight United States Michael Chandler def. 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 def. Aruba Gregory Milliard 3 5:00 Decision (split) [34]
Preliminary Bantamweight United States Anthony Leone def. United States Claudio Ledesma 3 5:00 Decision (split) [34]
Preliminary Catchweight (175 lbs.) United States Aung La Nsang def. United States Jesus Martinez 1 0:36 TKO (punches) [34]
Preliminary Lightweight United States Don Carlo-Clauss def. United States Jacob Kirwan 3 5:00 Decision (split) [34]
Main Catchweight (172 lbs.) Lithuania Marius Žaromskis def. United States Waachiim Spiritwolf 2 5:00 TKO (doctor stoppage) Stopped between rounds 2 & 3[34]
Main Lightweight Poland Marcin Held def. United States Derrick Kennington 1 2:08 Submission (heel hook) [34]
Main Bantamweight Brazil Marcos Galvão def. 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 def. 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 def. United States Kalvin Hackney 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [40]
Preliminary Light Heavyweight United States Rich Hale def. United States Josh Burns 1 0:38 TKO (punches) [40]
Preliminary Welterweight Russia Andrey Koreshkov def. United States Derrick Krantz 3 0:51 TKO (strikes) [40]
Preliminary Featherweight United States Shanon Slack def. United States Booker Arthur 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [40]
Preliminary Lightweight United States Josh Quayhagen def. United States Cliff Wright 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [40]
Main Heavyweight United States Mark Holata def. United States Abe Wagner 1 2:24 Verbal Submission (straight ankle lock) [40]
Main Women's 125 lbs. United States Jessica Aguilar def. Japan Megumi Fujii 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) [40]
Main Welterweight France Karl Amoussou def. United States David Rickels 3 5:00 Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) Welterweight tournament semifinal[40]
Main Middleweight Brazil Maiquel Falcão def. 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 def. United States Blake Dufour 3 5:00 Decision (unanimous) [24]
Preliminary Middleweight Germany Jonas Billstein def. Mexico Mike Seal 1 2:55 Technical submission (rear naked choke) [24]
Preliminary Catchweight (190 lbs.) United States Kelvin Tiller def. United States Jeremiah Riggs 3 3:38 Verbal submission (kimura) [24]
Preliminary Welterweight United States A.J. Matthews def. United States Charlie Rader 2 3:34 KO (soccer kick) [24]
Preliminary Catchweight (160 lbs.) United States Keith Schneider def. United States Josh Shockley 1 N/A Submission (armbar) [24]
Main Catchweight (157 lbs.) United States Rich Clementi def. United States Derek Campos 1 4:18 Submission (guillotine choke) [24]
Main Bantamweight Brazil Luis Nogueira def. Japan Hiroshi Nakamura 3 1:58 KO (punches) Bantamweight Tournament Semi Final[24]
Main Heavyweight United States Cole Konrad (c) def. United States Eric Prindle 1 1:00 Submission (kimura) For Bellator Heavyweight Championship[24]
Main Lightweight United States Rick Hawn def. 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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