Welcome to the PWInsiderXtra.com live coverage of the Bellator 67 Main Card, live from the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
Fight #4 - Bellator Welterweight Division Fight
Luis Santos (50-7-1) vs. Ryan Ford (17-4-0)
Referee: Yves Lavigne
The round begins with Santos going for the high kick early on Ford, Santos then starts chopping a Ford with leg kicks. Ford charges in to nail Santos with a right to the head, Ford also starts attacking Santos with his own leg kicks. Santos then drops Ford briefly with a head kick, a dazed Ford then fails to score a takedown on Santos after eating the kick. Santos then grabs hold of Ford and he eats some uppercuts for his efforts, Santos then drags Ford to the ground and he gets back control. Santos then starts attacking Ford with some ground and pound, Santos really starts using the rights on Ford. Santos then lands a knee strike to the body of Ford as the round ends.
The round begins with Ford attacking Santos early with some strikes, Ford then lands a flying knee to the rib cage of Santos. The fighters lock up as Ford clobbers Santos with knee strikes, Ford then drops Santos with a knee strike and he follows it up with more strikes until the referee jumps in.
Fight Result: Ryan Ford def. Luis Santos by TKO via strikes (1:24, R2)
Post fight interview with Ryan Ford, who says it was a great Bellator debut in his hometown and he thanks Bjorn Rebney for the opportunity.
Fight #5 - Bellator Heavyweight Division Fight
Damian Grabowski (15-1-0) vs. David Huckaba (17-4-0)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
The round begins with Grabowski trying to land some lefts early, Grabowski then scores a takedown on Huckaba after eating a leg kick. Grabowski then starts attacking Huckaba with some ground and pound, Grabowski then lands some elbow strikes on Huckaba. Huckaba tries to attack from off his back, the referee stands up the fighters after inactivity and Huckaba lands a left hook on Grabowski. Grabowski then lands a knee strike and a left on Huckaba after locking up with him, Grabowski then scores a takedown on Huckaba and he gets the open guard. The referee stands up the fighters after inactivity Huckaba goes for a jump knee as the round ends.
The round begins with both fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Grabowskithen barely rocks Huckaba with a left hook. Grabowski then rocks Huckaba with a three punch combination, Huckaba responds by cracking Grabowski with a few crosses. Grabowski responds by catching Huckaba with some leg kicks, Huckaba then nails an incoming Grabowski with a counter right. Grabowski then charges at Huckaba and he nails him with a few lefts, Grabowski then forces Huckaba to the ground. Grabowski then starts attacking Huckaba with some ground and pound, Grabowski then gets back control on Huckaba. Huckaba uses a little scrambling to shake Grabowski off of him, the fighters stand up and Grabowski nails Huckaba with a push kick. Huckaba then nails Grabowski with a right as the round ends.
The round begins with Grabowski landing a leg kick on Huckaba before scoring the takedown, Grabowski then starts attacking Huckaba with ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters after inactivity and both fighters pop each other with lefts, Huckaba then rocks Grabowski with a right before scoring the takedown. The fighters stand up and Huckaba pops Grabowski with a short left hook, Grabowski then charges at Huckaba while throwing strikes. Grabowski charges at Huckaba again to land some lefts, Grabowski fails at a takedown attempt as the round ends.
Fight Result: Damian Grabowski def. David Huckaba by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Fight #6 - Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final Fight
Ben Saunders (13-4-2) vs. Bryan Baker (17-3-0)
Referee: John McCarthy
The round begins with Saunders cracking Baker with leg kicks early, Saunders then grabs a hold of Baker while nailing him with knee strikes. Baker scores a takedown on Saunders and they quickly stand back up, the fighters then battle for position along the cage wall. Saunders goes for the flying triangle on Baker and he escapes, the fighters get back up and Baker nearly gets guillotine choked by Saunders. Baker recovers and he starts attacking Saunders with some ground and pound, Saunders nearly locks in a guillotine and Baker somehow escapes. Baker then finds himself on top of Saunders after the scramble, Saunders stands up after shoving Baker off of him. Baker finds a way to get back control on Saunders following a failed kimura attempt as the round ends.
The round begins with Baker landing a kick to the rib cage of Saunders, both fighters then exchange some leg kicks. Baker then rocks Saunders with a wild left to the jaw, Saunders then forces Baker into the cage wall after eating a right. Saunders then scores a takedown on Baker and both fighters quickly get back up, Saunders clinches with Baker and they both exchange uppercuts and knee strikes. Saunders then cracks Baker with a knee strike to the chin, Baker then powers Saunders up against the cage wall before scoring the takedown. Baker then starts attacking Saunders with some ground and pound, Baker then advances to side control on Saunders while landing strikes as the round ends.
The round begins with Baker catching Saunders with a push kick, Saunders then lands a knee strike and three punch combo on Baker. The fighters then battle for position along the cage wall, Baker then scores a takedown on Saunders and he gets the guard. Baker then starts attacking Saunders with some ground and pound, Saunders tries for a triangle on Baker and he fails. Baker continues to assault Saunders with a lot of rights, Baker then gets back control on Saunders after a short scramble. Saunders then stands up with Baker holding onto him, Baker quickly puts him back on the ground with a takedown. Baker then returns to back control on Saunders, Saunders then hits a posturing Baker with some up kicks as the round ends.
Fight Result: Bryan Baker def. Ben Saunders by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Post fight interview with Bryan Baker, who says that he is building more energy with each fight and he was confident to escape Ben Saunders submission attempts.
Fight #7 - Bellator Lightweight Division Fight
Michael Chandler (9-0-0) vs. Akihiro Gono (32-17-7)
Referee: Yves Lavigne
The round begins with Chandler popping Gono with punches to the chest, Chandler then rocks Gono with an uppercut. Chandler then drops Gono with a right and he follows it up with a plethora of strikes and the referee jumps in.
Fight Result: Michael Chandler def. Akihiro Gono by TKO via strikes (0:56, R1)
Post fight interview with Michael Chandler, who says he still has a lot to improve on and he will be the best lightweight in the world one day.