Bellator 74 kicked off Season 7 with the welterweight tournament quarterfinals. Former welterweight champion Lyman Good utilized his superior striking to get the unanimous decision nod over Jim Wallhead. In a battle of two strikers, Marius Zaromskis reigned supreme over Nordine Taleb. Bellator newcomer Michail Tsarev was impressive in his debut, submitting Tim Welch in the second round. Undefeated Russian prospect Andrey Koreshkov kept his perfect record intact with a decision win over Jordan Smith. Check out the highlights from Bellator 74.
Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas vs Wilson Reis
Bjorn Rebney says Nova Uniao camp is “shocking” and “unbelievable” during Bellator 65 press conference. Eduardo Dantas and Marcos “Loro” Galvao won their fights in Atlantic City, EUA.
View the upcoming fighters in Bellator’s Season 5 Welterweight Tournament. This seasons Welterweight Tournament fighters are Steve Carl, Chris Cisneros, Dan “The Handler” Hornbuckle, Douglas “The Phenom”Lima, Chris “The Assasin” Lozano, Luis “Sapo” Santos, Ben “Killa B” Saunders and Brent Weedman. Don’t miss the action LIVE on MTV2 this Saturday, September 10th 9e/8c.
Submission specialist Christian M’Pumbu entered the cage with the aggressive Richard Hale to see who would become the first-ever Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion. In the first round, M’Pumbu connected with a left hook dropping Hale, which looked to be the end of the fight, but Hale recovered. Both fighters went toe-to-toe in the second round, which evened out the scorecards. In Round 3, M’Pumbu found an opening against the bigger Hale and took advantage by rocking him with a huge right hand that made M’Pumbu a perfect 3-for-3 with knock out victories in his impressive Season 4 tournament run. History was made in the Bellator cage on Saturday night, as M’Pumbu became the first African-born Light Heavyweight Champion in mixed martial arts.