Florida’s USF Sun Dome will play host to the Bellator Fighting Championships upcoming event on Friday July 20th. Bellator 72 will feature a headline bout between welterweights Bryan Baker (18-3) and Karl Amoussou (15-4-2). Additionally, the event will showcase a bad blood welterweight trilogy fight between Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf.
A newly added bout between British knockout specialist Paul Daley (29-12-2) and Rudy Bears (14-10) was announced today by Bellator officials; this matchup will be part of the main card which will air LIVE on MTV2, the prelims are expected to air on Spike.com.
As previously reported the main event will see Bryan Baker take on Karl Amoussou; these two men will battle to become winner of the season six lightweight tournament finale. Also, Ben Saunders (13-5-2) takes a break from tournament action to face Brian Warren (18-15-1) in a previously announced 178-pound catchweight bout.
The event will also showcase the semifinals of the Bellator Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament as Attila Vegh meets Emanuel Newton and Travis Wiuff faces Tim Carpenter with both fights airing on the main card.
Showing that the preliminary card is not to be taken lightly, an intriguing heavyweight matchup will also be featured as Tampa native Chris Barnett will face off against nearby Ocala fighter Tom Sauer. Barnett, who owns notable victories over Jonathan Ivey and Kenny Garner, looks to build off back-to-back wins in his previous two outings. Sauer, a veteran of 37 professional fights, attempts to add to his impressive three fight winning streak.
Here is the full Bellator 72 card:
- Karl Amoussou vs. Bryan Baker – welterweight-tournament final
- Rudy Bears vs. Paul Daley
- Emanuel Newton vs. Attila Vegh – light-heavyweight tourney semifinal
- Tim Carpenter vs. Travis Wiuff – light-heavyweight tourney semifinal
- Waachiim Spiritwolf vs. Marius Zaromskis
- Ben Saunders vs. Brian Warren
- Chris Barnett vs. Tom Sauer
- Raul Amaya vs. Kenny Moss
- Matt McCook vs. Shanon Slack
- Paul Barrow vs. Jason Carapelluci
- Ryan DeRocher vs. Julien Williams
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