Welcome to the PWInsiderXtra.com live coverage of the Bellator 72 Preliminary Card, live from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.
Fight #1 - Bellator Welterweight Division Fight: Julien Williams def. Ryan DeRocher by submission via arm triangle choke (1:32, R2) (Un-aired Preliminary Card Fight)
Fight #2 - Bellator Featherweight Division Fight: Matt McCook def. Shanon Slack by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 28-29) (The majority of the fight aired before the live stream began.)
Fight #3 – Bellator Welterweight Division Fight
Raul Amaya (9-1-0) vs. Kenny Moss (5-2-0)
Referee: Chris Adams
The round begins with Amaya attacking Moss with some leg kicks, Moss then scores a takedown on Amaya near the cage wall. Moss quickly transitions to the half guard on Amaya, Amaya powers out and gets the fight back to the standing position. Moss then catches Amaya with a knee strike while they were grappling, Amaya then scores a takedown on Moss and he gets the open guard. Amaya postures up and then allows his opponent to stand as well, Amaya then scores another takedown on Moss and he quickly postures up again. Amaya pops Moss with a strike as he regains top position, Amaya then starts turning up the heat with ground and pound before getting caught with an up kick. Amaya continues to attack Moss with strikes before gaining back control, Moss uses the cage walk to get the fight standing as the round ends.
The round begins with Moss quickly nailing Amaya with a few leg kicks, Amaya then scores a quick takedown on Moss. Amaya then starts going wild with ground and pound on Moss until the referee jumps in.
Fight Result: Raul Amaya def. Kenny Moss by verbal submission via strikes (0:30, R2)
Fight #4 – Bellator Catchweight Division Fight
Ben Saunders (13-5-2) vs. Brian Warren (18-15-1)
Referee: Troy Waugh
The round begins with both fighters exchanging some kicks, Saunders then clobbers Warren with some knee strikes. Warren drops after a fifth knee strike and Saunders follows it up with a few strikes until the referee jumps in.
Fight Result: Ben Saunders def. Brian Warren by TKO via strikes (0:22, R1)
Fight #5 – Bellator Catchweight Division Fight
Paul Barrow (4-2-0) vs. Jason Carapelluci (6-2-0)
Referee: Chris Adams
The round begins with Carapelluci immediately dragging Barrow to the ground, Carapelluci then gains back control on Barrow while nailing him with strikes. Barrow breaks free briefly until Carapelluci again brings him to the ground, Carapelluci now has the half guard on Barrow. Barrow then finds a way to force Carapelluci into his full guard, Carapelluci continues to attack Barrow with strikes. Carapelluci then transitions to the half guard on Barrow, Carapelluci then nails Barrow with a few elbow strikes. Barrow then gives up his back to Carapelluci near the cage wall, Carapelluci attacks with more strikes as the round ends.
The round begins with Barrow keeping Carapelluci at range with his jabs, Carapelluci then trips Barrow to the ground before getting back control. Barrow quickly escapes and he quickly pops Carapelluci with a strike, Carapelluci recovers to slam Barrow on the ground. Carapelluci then resumes his striking attack as he moves towards back control on Barrow, Carapelluci postures up to nail a kneeling Barrow with knee strikes. Barrow uses the wall walk to get the fight standing again, Barrow then goes for a takedown on Carapelluci and he eats a knee strike. Carapelluci tries for a standing guillotine on Barrow and he gets clipped with a knee strike, Carapelluci tries bring Barrow back to the ground while eating elbow strikes. The fighters separate while Barrow lands a few leg kicks on Carapelluci, Carapelluci forces Barrow into the cage wall as the round ends.
The round begins with the fighters quickly engaging near the cage wall, Barrow then finds a way to get the back of Carapelluci after a failed takedown attempt. Barrow then quickly locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Fight Result: Paul Barrow def. Jason Carapelluci by submission via rear naked choke (0:46, R3)