It was a hard hitting night in Tampa, FL as the Bellator Fighting Championships culminated. As Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament returned to “The Sunshine State” the winners were amazing fighters indeed.
Karl Amoussou is the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Champion however Attila Vegh and Travis Wiuff will face off at Bellator 73 to battle off the light heavyweight title at the Bellator Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Championship. Other winning fighters at Bellator 72 are Paul Daley and Marius Zaromskis. The fight was held at The USF Sun Dome and was seen Live on MTV2 and at EPIX on high definition.
Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney commented: “Travis Wiuff continues to amaze with another completely dominating performance, while Paul “Semtex” Daley did exactly what we thought he would in his Bellator debut by delivering another brutal knockout.” He further added: “My hats off to Karl Amoussou, who came out as his usual explosive self and had everyone on their feet with a slick submission win. Amoussou versus Askren is something I’m looking forward to, and should happen in short order.”
Bellator winners Amoussou and Bryan “The Beast” Baker will not just earn titles after their win Friday night but will also give them the opportunity to fight at the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament Championship but also cold hard cash ($100,000) and possibly a shot at Bellator Welterweight World Champion, Ben Askren.
Amoussou emotionally commented that he was really happy after his victory and that all his hard work is paying off. When he was asked for his next challenge, Amoussou did not hesitate to reply: “Lay and prayer. It’s time for you to face the Psycho. I think Bellator needs a real exciting champion. Somebody is getting knocked out and that somebody is going to be him.”
Paul “Semtex” Daley on the other hand, showed why he is said to be one of the best knockout fighters at the MMA. He landed a few brutal knees to opponent Rudy Bears as well as a series of punches until he was stopped by the referee at only 2:45 of the first round.
Meanwhile, Attila Vegh met his match as he faced Emanuel Newton; the two men went blow per blow for three rounds until a decision was made. Two over three judges scored in favor of Vegh who moves to the finals of the Bellator Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament.