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Bellator 62 results and play-by-play

Bellator 62 took place Friday evening at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas and featured the quarterfinals of Bellator’s Season six 155-pound tournament. Lightweights moving forward to the semifinals will be Lloyd Woodard, Rick Hawn, Brent Weedman and Thiago Michel.

Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos were scheduled to have their rematch of the Bellator season five heavyweight tournament final on this card after being postponed from last week’s Bellator 61 due to Prindle experiencing “flu-like symptoms”.

However, Santos failed to make weight on Thursday and Prindle was awarded the tournament win by default. That’s an easy $100K for “The American Soldier”, well except for that groin shot by Santos at the end of season five that resulted in a no-contest forced the rematch to begin with.

A scheduled bout between Cosmo Alexandre and Oscar De La Parra was also scrapped.

The Bellator 62 preliminary card streamed LIVE on Spike.com, while the main card aired LIVE on MTV2. Full fight card results and play by play of the main card are posted below.

Bellator 62 quick results:

MAIN CARD (MTV2)

  • Lightweight Quarterfinal bout: Lloyd Woodard def. Patricky Freire by submission (kimura) Rd 2 (1:46)
  • Lightweight Quarterfinal bout: Rick Hawn def. Ricardo Tirloni by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (2:36)
  • Lightweight Quarterfinal bout: Brent Weedman def. J.J. Ambrose by submission (Von Flue choke) Rd 2 (3:26)
  • Lightweight Quarterfinal bout: Thiago Michel def. Rene Nazare by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)

  • Welterweight bout: Luis Vega def. Sonny Luque by submission (arm triangle choke) Rd (3:43) Rd 1
  • Featherweight bout: Chris Jones def. Steven Peterson by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
  • Lightweight bout: Dave Jansen def. Jacob Kirwan by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
  • Featherweight bout: Rad Martinez def. Douglas Frey by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (4:08)
  • Welterweight bout: Sean Spencer def. Joseph Daily by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:24)

Bellator 62 play-by-play:

Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal

J.J. Ambrose vs. Brent Weedman

Round 1 – Leg kick from Weedman. He drops Ambrose with a left but lets him up. Ambrose slams Weedman, takes half guard, locks on a D’arce. Weedman rolls and escapes. Weedman now in half guard. They scramble and Ambrose goes for a guillotine but Weedman escapes and is in full guard, moves to half guard. Ambrose sweeps with a kimura. Ambrose stands over Weedman and eats a huge upkick that knocks out his mouthguard. They scramble and Weedman takes full mount. Ambrose gives up his back, Weedman with a body triangle looking for the choke. They roll to their back, Weedman still locked on. They roll to their stomach, Weedman tries to flatten him out, landing punches. They sit up, Weedman still locked on and landing punches, still fishing for the choke. They go to their back and Weedman is still locked on landing punches. Ambrose tries to turn into top position but Weedman stops it and takes top control as Ambrose gets to his knees at the bell. Weedman takes the round 10-9 as I see it.

Round 2 – Ambrose catches a leg and puts Weedman on his back. Weedman with closed full guard. Ambrose goes for a D’arce. Weedman rolls and escapes to side control on top, big knee to the body of Ambrose. Weedman tries to mount, ends up putting Ambrose in a crucifix, both arms trapped. Weedman looks for an Americana, lets it go but still in side control. Couple of nice knees to the ribs of Ambrose. Ambrose has Weedman’s neck and tries to sweep but can’t muscle him over. Weedman still in side control, while Amrose has his headlocked. Weedman has him in a Von Flue choke though at the same time and Ambrose is forced to tap. You don’t see that one very often.

Official Decision: Brent Weedman def. J.J. Ambrose by submission (Von Flue choke) Rd 2 (3:26)

Brent Weedman moves on to the Bellator season six lightweight tournament semifinals.

Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Thiago Michel Pereira Silva vs. Rene Nazare

Round 1 – Big right hand on the counter by Michel. They tie up against the cage. Nazare pressing in on Michel delivering knees to the thighs over and over. He tries to drop levels, Michel gets over under. High knee by Michel. Ref separates them. Push kick and counter right by Nazare. Overhand right by Nazare connects to the side of the head. Clinched, Nazare presses Michel to the cage. Knee from Michel, another. Knee from Nazare on the break. They trade high kicks. Nazare just ducks a spinning backfist, dodges a spinning back kick. Nazare shoots, grabs a single, presses Michel to the cage. Nazare gets the takedown, inside full guard with 30 seconds left in the round. They trade ground strikes, nothing significant until Nazare postures up with a couple big lefts to the side of the head just before the bell. 10-9 for Nazare as I see it.

Round 2 – Left hook from Nazare. Straight left and front kick from Michel. Leg kick from Nazare. Michel lands a front kick right to the face. Jab and a knee from Michel, fakes a punch and just misses another front kick to the face. Clinched up, Michel backs out with a right left. Lands another left right and a kick. Nazare shoots, gets the takedown and Michel lands with his back to the cage. They roll and scramble as Nazare goes for his back but Michel ends up with full guard. Nazare hangs out for a minute before the ref stands them up. Left, right, body kick from Michel. Lands another body kick and a shot to the body. Michel with a jumping knee, Nazare catches the leg and Michel gives a head kick attempt with his other leg thus falling to his back. Back to the feet and Michel unloads with a fury of punches forcing Nazare to shoot, clinched up. Michel backs out with a kick and a big right. Nazare with another takedown before the bell. I give that round to Michel 10-9.

Round 3 – Touch gloves. Leg kick from Nazare. Again. Leg kick from Michel. Leg kick again from Michel after a couple missed puches. Lazy shot from Nazare shrugged off. Leg kick from Nazare, inside leg kick now. Inside leg kick from Michel. Leg kick from Michel. Grazing head kick and spinning side kick from Michel. Nazare gets the takedown. Nazare hangs out inside full guard with minimal ground and pound. He moves to half guard, body and head shots and hangs out until the bell. I suppose you have to give the round to Nazare 10-9.

Official Decision: Thiago Michel def. Rene Nazare by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)

Michel will move on to the Bellator season six lightweight tournament semifinals.

Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Rick Hawn vs. Ricardo Tirloni

Round 1 – Flying knee attempt by Tirloni, misses a head kick. Big leg kick from Tirloni. Counter right from Hawn. Hawn checks a leg kick. Blocks a high kick. Checks an inside kick, throws a right, clinches up. Couple of knees from Tirloni as they clinch, Tirloni backs out. Counter right by Hawn. Nice left from Hawn. Tirloni looking for a collar tie, grabs the clinch and throws a knee. Leg kick from Tirloni and Hawn drops him flat with a right hand. Hawn pounces and Tirloni goes out before the referee steps in to save him and Rick Hawn gets the knockout win in his lightweight debut. As Tirloni woke up he tried to attack the ref thinking he was in the fight.

Official Result: Rick Hawn def. Ricardo Tirloni by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (2:36)

Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Patricky Freire vs. Lloyd Woodard

Round 1 – Woodard with a right, clinch, knee exchanges. Woodard lands a low knee to the groin and time out is called. Touch gloves. Left jab from Woodard, slam from Pitbull and they are back up and swinging. Woodard drops Pitbull with a lunging left hand. Woodard inside Pitbull’s closed guard, he lifts him up and moves Pitbull against the cage. Pitbull gets to a knee and Woodard looking to take his back. Pitbull explodes and gets a takedown but Woodard pops right up. Clinched against the cage. Pitbull with a trip takedown. Gets full mount. Woodard gives up his back and reverses, ends up on top, throws a huge right, Pitbull dodges and Woodard’s fist sounds like a sledgehammer hitting the canvas. Woodard with some ground and pound until Pitbull gets to his feet and rocks Woodard with a couple shots. Woodard is on rubber legs and Pitbull puts him on his back. Woodard looks for a kimura but is not in good position for it. They are in a stalemate until the bell. I score that round for Patricky Pitbull 10-9. Great fight.

Round 2 – Leg kick from Woodard. Leg kick from Pitbull. He swings and Woodard dodges. Couple of knees from Woodard and they swing for the fences. Pitbull lands a couple nice shots but Woodard grabs a collar tie and lands a knee. PItbull shoots, ends up on bottom. They scramble and Woodard locks on a kimura and snaps the Brazilian’s arm after rolling a flip. Pitbull taps out but a little too late. What an amazing fight! Lloyd Woodard has GUTS!

Official Result: Lloyd Woodard def. Patricky Freire by submission (kimura) Rd 2 (1:46)

Lloyd Woodard is the final semifinalist for the season six lightweight tournament. Thiago Michel, Brent Woodman and Rick Hawn join Woodard in the semifinals.

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