Bellator Fighting Championships continued its 12 week tournament series with “Bellator VII” Friday night May 15th at Chicago’s Aragon Entertainment Center. In the welterweight tournament semi-finals Lyman Good defeated Jorge Ortiz after a doctor stoppage and although UFC veteran Dave Menne started out strong getting a take down and full mount, Omar De La Cruz was able to get back to his feet and land a significant combination before taking down Menne and finishing him off midway into round one.
Lyman Good and Omar De La Cruz took home $50,000 and advance to the Bellator Welterweight World Championships where they will face one another for a cool $100,000. In her pro MMA debut, Kerry Vera, wife of UFC light heavyweight prospect Brandon Vera, defeated Leslie Smith by unanimous decision. Former UFC heavyweight Eddie Sanchez defeated Jay White by TKO improving his record to 9-3 after back-to-back losses. —- Results & Photos after the jump…
(WW) Anthony Lapsley def. Ryan Williams by sub (RNC) rd2
(WW) Jacob Volkman def. Kevin Knabjan by sub (triangle) rd2
(BW) Kerry Vera def. Leslie Smith by unanimous decision
(WW) Jesse Juarez def. Deray Davis by TKO (Gn’P) rd2
(LW) Alonzo Martinez def. Victor Meza by sub (RNC) rd2
(HW) Eddie Sanchez def. Jay White by TKO (punches) rd1
(LW) Troy Gerhart def. Lorenzo Borgomeo by unanimous dec.
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semi-Finals
(WW) Lyman Good def. Jorge Ortiz by TKO (cut) rd2
(WW) Omar De La Cruz def. Dave Menne by TKO (punches) rd1