Bellator 72 will be in Tampa, Florida at the USF Sun Dome on Jul 20, 2012. There will be an eight-man light-heavyweight tournament in what will be the second of three “Summer Series”, which will be televised on MTV2.
On July 20th, get ready for Bryan Baker to release “The Beast” and beat a whole new level of crazy into Karl “Psycho” Amoussou in their welterweight Tournament Final on Bellator 72 on July 20, 2012 at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome Box Office in Tampa, Florida.
About Bellator Fighting Championships (from Wiki):
Bellator LXXI was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on June 22, 2012 at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester, West Virginia. The card was part of Bellator’s annual Summer Series and featured the opening round fights in the Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by EPIX and online at SpikeTV.com.
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Welterweight Tournament Final (Main Event):
Karl “Psycho” Amoussou vs. Bryan “The Beast” Baker
Bryan Baker’s stats: 18-3-0
Karl Amoussou’s stats: 15-4-2
The Main Event is the reunion of Karl “Psycho” Amoussou and Bryan “The Beast” Baker. Amoussou is coming off of a win against Chris Lozano and David Rickels. Amoussou considers this to be one of the biggest fights of his career, and can practically taste the belt he wants to rip out of Ben Basker’s hands. Bryan Baker, on the other hand, “wants to make this a professional fight” and “just put on the best show possible for the fans.”(bellator.com) If Baker wins, this will be his first Bellator title.
Welterweight Feature Fight
Rudy Bears vs. Paul Daley-
Rudy Bears’ stats: 14-10-0
Paul Daley’s stats: 29-12-2
Prediction: Daley since he has many more matches and wins under his belt.
Light-heavyweight tourney semifinal:
Emanuel Newton vs. Attila Vegh –
Emanuel Newton’s stats: 18-6-0
Attila Vegh’s stats: 26-4-2
“Right now I’m thinking about the whole tournament and who my next opponent will be. That’s what I’m focused on.” – Vegh on Bellator 72
Prediction: Personally, I think that since Emanuel Newton’s reach is farther than Vegh’s, it may put him at an advantage. Tapology.com seems to think otherwise, with 69% lead and a predicted win due to decision.
Light Heavyweight Semifinal:
Tim Carpenter vs. Travis Wiuff –
Tim Carpenter’s stats: 9-1-0
Travis Wiuff’s stats: 67-14-0
Prediction: Wiuff obviously has much more experience than Carpenter, and I think it will be a big advantage to him.
Welterweight Feature Fight:
Waachiim Spiritwolf vs. Marius Zaromskis (second rematch)
Waachiim Spiritwolf’s stats: 9-10-1
Marius Zaromskis’s stats: 17-6-1
Waachiim Spiritwolf is ready for his third time in the cage with Marius Zaromskis. When it comes to fighting, what Spiritwolf lacks in popularity, he makes up for in style. The first time these two fighters got into the cage there was a controversial TKO win for Zaromskis after a ringside doctor determined Spiritwolf’s gash above his eye was too deep for him to continue.
Predictions: Spiritwolf wins by TKO in round 2
Ben “Mr. Unbreakable” Saunders vs. Brian Warren
Ben Saunders’ stats: 13-5-2
Brian Warren’s stats: 18-15-1
This fight will be a semifinal-round finish. Four of Saunders’ fights have been stopped because of Saunders causing the fight to be stopped in the first round. A win would be really important to Warren’s record since he has yet to make an impact against the fighters who are higher up on the food chain.
Predictions: Warren by TKO
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