Welcome to the PWInsiderXtra.com live coverage of the Bellator 72 Main Card, live from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.
Fight #6 - Bellator Welterweight Division Fight
Waachiim Spiritwolf (9-10-1) vs. Marius Zaromskis (17-6-0)
Referee: Troy Waugh
The round begins with Spiritwolf attacking Zaromskis with a leg kick, Spiritwolf then charges at Zaromskis while throwing strikes. Both fighters then catches each other with strikes during an exchange, Spiritwolf then catches Zaromskis with an uppercut. Zaromskis then starts attacking Spiritwolf with a few high kicks, Spiritwolf nails Zaromskis with another uppercut after eating a two punch combination. Spiritwolf then hits Zaromskis with a right before getting caught with a knee strike as the round ends.
The round begins with Zaromskis barely catching Spiritwolf with a left, Spiritwolf then pops Zaromskis with a left hook. Spiritwolf then starts working the jabs on Zaromskis, Zaromskis then nails Spiritwolf with a right during a wild exchange. Spiritwolf then starts nailing Zaromskis with a few leg kicks, each fighters then nails the other during an exchange. Zaromskis then pops Spiritwolf with a left into the rib cage, Zaromskis gets hit with a right as he nailed Spiritwolf with a left as the round ends.
The round begins with Spiritwolf leaping at Zaromskis while throwing a left, Zaromskis responds by nailing Spiritwolf with a left. Zaromskis then nails Spiritwolf with a right before attempting a high kick, Zaromskis then catches Spiritwolf with a multi-punch combination. Zaromskis follows that up with a left to the midsection, Spiritwolf moves in and nails Zaromskis with a quick strike. Zaromskis then barely misses a head kick on Spiritwolf, Zaromskis then stuffs a Spiritwolf takedown attempt. The fighters stand up and exchange a few strikes as the round ends.
Fight Result: Marius Zaromskis def. Waachiim Spiritwolf by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Fight #7 - Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Finals
Travis Wiuff (67-14-0) vs. Tim Carpenter (9-1-0)
Referee: James Warring
The round begins with Wiuff working over Carpenter with some jabs, Wiuff then rocks Carpenter with several rights. Wiuff then holds Carpenter up against the cage wall, Carpenter then accidentally knee strikes Wiuff in the balls and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Wiuff scoring an immediate takedown on Carpenter, Wiuff then attacks Carpenter with some ground and pound. Carpenter is trying to catch Wiuff with submissions from his back, Carpenter goes for an arm bar as the round ends.
The round begins with Wiuff immediately scoring a takedown on Carpenter, Wiuff then resumes his ground and pound attack on Carpenter. Carpenter continues to attack Wiuff from his back, Wiuff is relentless in his striking attack on Carpenter. The referee stands up the fighters after inactivity and Wiuff nails Carpenter with some jabs, Wiuff picks up Carpenter and he slams him into the cage wall. The referee again stands up the fighters and Carpenter catches Wiuff with a body punch, Carpenter then goes for a standing guillotine and he fails as the round ends.
The round begins with Wiuff rocking Carpenter with an uppercut before scoring a takedown, Wiuff then goes back to the ground and pound on Carpenter. Carpenter again tries to lock in some submissions from his back, Carpenter then nearly catches Wiuff with an arm bar. Wiuff continues to pummel Carpenter with a variety of strikes on the ground, Wiuff continues to attack as the round ends.
Fight Result: Travis Wiuff def. Tim Carpenter by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Fight #8 - Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Finals
Emanuel Newton (18-6-1) vs. Attila Vegh (26-4-2)
Referee: Chris Adams
The round begins with Newton quickly attacking Vegh with some leg kicks, Vegh responds by kicking Newton in the rib cage. Newton then rocks Vegh with a two punch combination and a body kick, Vegh then catches Newton with a knee strike. Newton then charges at Vegh while attempting some strikes, Newton then resumes his leg kick attack on Vegh. Vegh then catches Newton with a solid right, Newton then scores a takedown and Vegh immediately stands back up. Vegh and Newton then have a wild exchange in the center of the cage, Newton lands a kick to the body as the round ends.
The round begins with Newton popping Vegh with a right, Vegh then catches Newton with a strike after a head kick attempt. Vegh then nails Newton with an overhand right while he had him on the cage wall, Newton then starts attacking Vegh with knee strikes while they battle on the cage wall. Vegh then catches Newton with a two punch combination, Newton then barely catches Vegh with a spinning back kick. Vegh responds by attacking Newton with some leg kicks, Newton then catches Vegh with a slick looking side kick. Vegh then clobbers Newton with a four punch combination, Newton attacks Vegh as the round ends.
The round begins with Newton immediately catching Vegh with a right, Newton then scores a takedown on Vegh. Vegh immediately gets back up and he clobbers Newton with a knee strike, Vegh then charges at Newton and lands a few strikes. Vegh then catches Newton with a few counter punches, Newton continues to come forward on Vegh with a variety of attacks. Newton then barely catches Vegh with a short right uppercut, Newton then starts working the side kick on Vegh. Newton and Vegh then start battling along the cage wall, Vegh then starts popping Newton with some jabs. Newton responds by catching him with a kick to the rib cage, Newton goes for one more spinning back kick as the round ends.
Fight Result: Atilla Vegh def. Emanuel Newton by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Fight #9 - Bellator Welterweight Division Fight
Paul Daley (29-12-2) vs. Rudy Bears (14-10-0)
Referee: Troy Waugh
The round begins with Daley attacking Bears with a variety of kicks, Bears responds by attacking Daley with leg kicks of his own. Daley then starts peppering Bears with a lot of jabs, Daley then grabs a hold of Bears before landing some knee strikes. Daley lands some more knee strikes after a brief scuffle and then he drops Bears with a left hook, the referee immediately jumps in after a few more strikes.
Fight Result: Paul Daley def. Rudy Bears by TKO via strikes (2:45, R1)
Main Event - Bellator Welterweight Tournament Finals
Karl Amoussou (15-4-2) vs. Bryan Baker (18-3-0)
Referee: James Warring
The round begins with Baker briefly knocking Amoussou down with a front kick, Amoussou then starts attacking Baker with leg kicks. Baker then accidentally pokes Amoussou in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Amoussou dropping Baker with a leg kick. Amoussou then quickly grabs a hold of Baker and he applies the heel hook to force a tap out.
Fight result: Karl Amoussou def. Bryan Baker by submission via heel hook (0:56, R1)