Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Six
|Bellator Fighting Championships|
|Created by||Bjorn Rebney|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Original network||MTV 2|
|Original release||March 9 – May 25, 2012|
|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, which began on March 9, 2012. 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.
- 1 Events
- 2 Tournaments
- 3 References
- 4 External links
|Date||March 9, 2012|
|Venue||The Venue at Horseshoe Casino|
Bellator 60 was expected to take place on March 2, but the season opener was pushed back one week.
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.
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.
|Preliminary||Catchweight (148 pounds (67 kg))||Genair da Silva||def.||Bobby Reardanz||3||0:51||TKO (leg kicks and punches)|
|Preliminary||Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg))||Josh Shockley||def.||Shamar Bailey||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous)|
|Preliminary||Catchweight (280 pounds (130 kg))||Sean McCorkle||def.||Richard White||1||1:02||Submission (neck crank)|
|Preliminary||Catchweight (215 pounds (98 kg))||Travis Wiuff||def.||Anthony Gomez||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)|
|Preliminary||Bantamweight||Jake Nauracy||def.||Cory Galloway||2||4:22||Submission (rear-naked choke)|
|Main||Featherweight||Mike Corey||def.||Ronnie Mann||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Featherweight||Daniel Mason-Straus||def.||Jeremy Spoon||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Featherweight||Alexandre Bezerra||def.||Kenny Foster||2||4:57||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Featherweight||Marlon Sandro||def.||Roberto Vargas||1||3:35||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Featherweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Featherweight||Pat Curran||def.||Joe Warren (c)||3||1:25||KO (punches)||For Bellator Featherweight Championship|
|Date||March 16, 2012|
|City||Bossier City, Louisiana|
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. However, on March 15, Bellator announced the fight had been pushed back a week to Bellator 62 due to Prindle having "flu-like symptoms."
|Preliminary||Middleweight||Trey Houston||def.||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))||Jason Sampson||def.||Jeremy Myers||3||2:25||Submission (rear-naked choke)|
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Derrick Krantz||def.||Eric Scallan||1||3:01||Technical submission (D'arce choke)|
|Preliminary||Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg))||Josh Quayhagen||def.||Brent Taylor||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)|
|Main||Middleweight||Brian Rogers||def.||Vitor Vianna||1||4:14||KO (flying knee)||Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Middleweight||Bruno Santos||def.||Giva Santana||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Middleweight||Vyacheslav Vasilevsky||def.||Victor O'Donnell||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Middleweight||Maiquel Falcao||def.||Norman Paraisy||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||Middleweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Date||March 23, 2012|
|Venue||Laredo Energy Arena|
The event hosted the opening round of Bellator's Season Six Lightweight Tournament.
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.
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Sean Spencer||def.||Joseph Daily||2||1:24||Submission (rear-naked choke)|
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Rad Martinez||def.||Doug Frey||1||4:08||TKO (punches)||This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following the Hawn vs. Tirloni fight.|
|Preliminary||Lightweight||Dave Jansen||def.||Jacob Kirwan||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)|
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Chris Jones||def.||Steven Peterson||3||5:00||Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)|
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Luis Vega||def.||Sonny Luque||1||3:43||Submission (arm-triangle choke)|
|Main||Lightweight||Thiago Michel||def.||Rene Nazare||3||5:00||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Lightweight||Brent Weedman||def.||J.J. Ambrose||2||3:26||Submission (von flue choke)||Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Lightweight||Rick Hawn||def.||Ricardo Tirloni||1||2:36||KO (punches)||Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Lightweight||Lloyd Woodard||def.||Patricky Freire||2||1:46||Submission (kimura)||Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Date||March 30, 2012|
|Venue||Mohegan Sun Arena|
The event hosted the opening round of Bellator's Season Six Welterweight Tournament.
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.
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.
|Preliminary||Women's (125 pounds (57 kg))||Munah Holland||def.||Marianna Kheyfets||2||4:45||KO (punches)|
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Andrey Koreshkov||def.||Tiawan Howard||1||1:26||KO (punch)||This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following the Smith vs. Rickels fight.|
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Brandon Fleming||def.||Pete Rogers||1||3:39||Submission (Peruvian necktie)|
|Preliminary||Middleweight||Dan Cramer||def.||Jeff "The Wolfman" Nader||3||5:00||Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)|
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Matt Bessette||def.||Saul Almeida||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)|
|Preliminary||Catchweight (165 pounds (75 kg))||Ryan Quinn||def.||Marc Stevens||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)|
|Main||Welterweight||Ben Saunders||def.||Raul Amaya||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27)||Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Welterweight||David Rickels||def.||Jordan Smith||1||0:22||KO (punches)||Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Welteweight||Bryan Baker||def.||Carlos Alexandre Pereira||3||5:00||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Welterweight||Karl Amoussou||def.||Chris Lozano||1||2:05||Submission (rear naked choke)||Welterweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Date||April 6, 2012|
The event hosted two of the opening round bouts of Bellator's Season Six Bantamweight Tournament.
|Preliminary||Lightweight||Jason Fischer||def.||Taylor Solomon||3||4:59||Technical Submission (rear naked choke)|
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Nordine Taleb||def.||Matt Secor||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–24)|
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Mike Richman||def.||Chris Horodecki||1||1:23||KO (punches)|
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Chad Laprise||def.||Josh Taveirne||1||2:48||Submission (triangle choke)|
|Preliminary||Catchweight (160 pounds (73 kg))||Kyle Prepolec||def.||Lance Snow||1||2:54||Submission (armbar)|
|Preliminary||Middleweight||Elias Theodorou||def.||Rich Lictawa||3||0:33||TKO (retirement)|
|Main||Bantamweight||Hiroshi Nakamura||def.||Rodrigo Lima||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27)||Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Bantamweight||Travis Marx||def.||Masakatsu Ueda||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Featherweight||Marlon Sandro||def.||Alexandre Bezerra||3||5:00||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||Featherweight tournament semifinal bout|
|Main||Welterweight||Ben Askren (c)||def.||Douglas Lima||5||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45)||For Bellator Welterweight Championship|
|Date||April 13, 2012|
|City||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Preliminary||Lightweight||E.J. Brooks||def.||Mikhail Malyutin||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)|
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Kris McCray||def.||Ailton Barbosa||3||5:00||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier|
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Lyman Good||def.||LeVon Maynard||1||0:13||KO (punch)||Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier|
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Scott Heckman||def.||Lester Caslow||1||3:40||Submission (rear naked choke)|
|Preliminary||Middleweight||Duane Bastress||def.||Plinio Cruz||2||2:52||TKO (elbows)|
|Preliminary||Lightweight||Will Martinez||def.||Terrell Hobbs||1||4:12||Submission (rear naked choke)|
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Kenny Foster||def.||Jay Haas||1||2:51||Submission (guillotine choke)|
|Main||Bantamweight||Marcos Galvao||def.||Ed West||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Bantamweight||Luis Nogueira||def.||Alexis Vila||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout|
|Main||Featherweight||Daniel Mason-Straus||def.||Mike Corey||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||Featherweight tournament semifinal bout|
|Main||Bantamweight||Eduardo Dantas||def.||Zach Makovsky (c)||2||3:26||Technical Submission (arm triangle choke)||For Bellator Bantamweight Championship|
|Date||April 20, 2012|
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.
Tyler Combs and Jason Dent were originally announced to face each other in a lightweight bout. Nevertheless, the fight did not materialize.
|Preliminary||Lightweight||Julian Lane||def.||Joe Heiland||1||2:49||Submission (guillotine choke)|
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Frank Caraballo (ic)||def.||Donny Walker (c)||4||2:25||KO (knee)||For unified NAAFS Featherweight championship|
|Preliminary||Light Heayweight||Attila Vegh||def.||Dan Spohn||3||5:00||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 30–27)|
|Preliminary||Light Heavyweight||John Hawk||def.||Marcus Vanttinen||3||5:00||Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)|
|Preliminary||Women's Bout (130 lbs)||Jessica Eye||def.||Anita Rodriguez||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)|
|Main||Lightweight||Brent Weedman||def.||Thiago Michel||3||5:00||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||Lightweight tournament semifinal bout|
|Main||Lightweight||Rick Hawn||def.||Lloyd Woodard||2||0:10||KO (punch)||Lightweight tournament semifinal bout|
|Main||Middleweight||Maiquel Falcao||def.||Vyacheslav Vasilevsky||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||Middleweight tournament semifinal bout|
|Main||Middleweight||Andreas Spang||def.||Brian Rogers||2||3:34||KO (punch)||Middleweight tournament semifinal bout|
|Main||Lightweight||Eddie Alvarez||def.||Shinya Aoki||1||2:14||TKO (punches)|
|Date||May 4, 2012|
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Dom O'Grady||def.||Nathan Gunn||2||4:51||Submission (armbar)|||
|Preliminary||Catchweight (180 lbs.)||Nordine Taleb||def.||Matt MacGrath||2||2:30||TKO (punches)|||
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Will Romero||def.||Matt Veal||2||4:25||TKO (knees & punches)|||
|Preliminary||Bantamweight||David Harris||def.||Nick Kirk||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous)|||
|Preliminary||Lightweight||Cosmo Alexandre||def.||Lorawnt-T Nelson||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous)|||
|Main||Welterweight||Ryan Ford||def.||Luis Santos||2||1:24||TKO (knee & punches)|||
|Main||Heavyweight||Damian Grabowski||def.||Dave Huckaba||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)|||
|Main||Welterweight||Bryan Baker||def.||Ben Saunders||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||Welterweight tournament semifinal|
|Main||Lightweight||Michael Chandler||def.||Akihiro Gono||1||0:56||TKO (punches)|||
|Date||May 11, 2012|
|Venue||Caesars Hotel and Casino|
|City||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
Kurt Pellegrino was scheduled to fight Marcin Held at this event. However, on March 13, Pellegrino suffered a knee injury and was forced to pull out of the bout. Phillipe Nover had stepped in as Pellegrino's replacement, but was eventually replaced by Bellator newcomer Derrick Kennington.
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.
|Preliminary||Middleweight||Francois Ambang||def.||Gregory Milliard||3||5:00||Decision (split)|||
|Preliminary||Bantamweight||Anthony Leone||def.||Claudio Ledesma||3||5:00||Decision (split)|||
|Preliminary||Catchweight (175 lbs.)||Aung La Nsang||def.||Jesus Martinez||1||0:36||TKO (punches)|||
|Preliminary||Lightweight||Don Carlo-Clauss||def.||Jacob Kirwan||3||5:00||Decision (split)|||
|Main||Catchweight (172 lbs.)||Marius Žaromskis||def.||Waachiim Spiritwolf||2||5:00||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Stopped between rounds 2 & 3|
|Main||Lightweight||Marcin Held||def.||Derrick Kennington||1||2:08||Submission (heel hook)|||
|Main||Bantamweight||Marcos Galvão||def.||Travis Marx||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Main||Featherweight||Daniel Mason-Straus||def.||Marlon Sandro||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||Featherweight Tournament Final|
|Date||May 18, 2012|
|Venue||L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort|
|City||Lake Charles, Louisiana|
This event held the finals of the Season Six Middleweight tournament.
Heavyweights Ron Sparks and Kevin Asplund were to compete in a tournament eliminator bout for a spot in the Bellator Season Seven Heavyweight tournament. However, the bout was cancelled the day of the show due to Sparks feeling ill.
With Hector Lombard leaving for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, 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.
|Preliminary||Lightweight||E.J. Brooks||def.||Kalvin Hackney||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous)|||
|Preliminary||Light Heavyweight||Rich Hale||def.||Josh Burns||1||0:38||TKO (punches)|||
|Preliminary||Welterweight||Andrey Koreshkov||def.||Derrick Krantz||3||0:51||TKO (strikes)|||
|Preliminary||Featherweight||Shanon Slack||def.||Booker Arthur||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous)|||
|Preliminary||Lightweight||Josh Quayhagen||def.||Cliff Wright||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous)|||
|Main||Heavyweight||Mark Holata||def.||Abe Wagner||1||2:24||Verbal Submission (straight ankle lock)|||
|Main||Women's 125 lbs.||Jessica Aguilar||def.||Megumi Fujii||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)|||
|Main||Welterweight||Karl Amoussou||def.||David Rickels||3||5:00||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||Welterweight tournament semifinal|
|Main||Middleweight||Maiquel Falcão||def.||Andreas Spang||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27)||Middleweight tournament final|
|Date||May 25, 2012|
|Venue||Orleans Convention Center|
|City||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Preliminary||Bantamweight||Derek Arcement||def.||Blake Dufour||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous)|||
|Preliminary||Middleweight||Jonas Billstein||def.||Mike Seal||1||2:55||Technical submission (rear naked choke)|||
|Preliminary||Catchweight (190 lbs.)||Kelvin Tiller||def.||Jeremiah Riggs||3||3:38||Verbal submission (kimura)|||
|Preliminary||Welterweight||A.J. Matthews||def.||Charlie Rader||2||3:34||KO (soccer kick)|||
|Preliminary||Catchweight (160 lbs.)||Keith Schneider||def.||Josh Shockley||1||N/A||Submission (armbar)|||
|Main||Catchweight (157 lbs.)||Rich Clementi||def.||Derek Campos||1||4:18||Submission (guillotine choke)|||
|Main||Bantamweight||Luis Nogueira||def.||Hiroshi Nakamura||3||1:58||KO (punches)||Bantamweight Tournament Semi Final|
|Main||Heavyweight||Cole Konrad (c)||def.||Eric Prindle||1||1:00||Submission (kimura)||For Bellator Heavyweight Championship|
|Main||Lightweight||Rick Hawn||def.||Brent Weedman||3||5:00||Decision (unanimous 29–28 30–27 30–27)||Lightweight Tournament Final|
Bantamweight tournament bracket
Featherweight tournament bracket
^ 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
Welterweight tournament bracket
|Carlos Alexandre Pereira||DEC|
^ 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
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