LAKE CHARLES, La. — Bellator 69 takes place this evening at L’Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, La., and features the finals of the Season 6 middleweight tournament between Maiquel Falcao and Andreas Spang.
Also on the card is a season six welterweight tournament semifinal bout between Karl Amoussou and David Rickels, a women’s 125 pound bout between Megumi Fujii and Jessica Aguilar, and a Season 7 heavyweight tournament qualifier between Ron Sparks and Kevin Asplund.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary throughout the evening.
Bellator 69 quick results:
MAIN CARD (MTV2)
- Maiquel Falcao def. Andreas Spang by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
- Karl Amoussou def. David Rickels by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jessica Aguilar def. Megumi Fujii by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mark Holata def. Abe Wagner by submission (verbal – ankle lock) Rd 1 (2:24)
Kevin Asplund (239) vs. Ron Sparks (264.6)*
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
- Josh Quayhagen def. Cliff Wright by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Emanuel “E.J.” Brooks def. Kalvin Hackney by unanimous decision
- Shanon Slack def. Booker Arthur by unanimous decision (30-27, 20-27, 30-27)
- Andrey Koreshkov def. Derrick Krantz by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (:51)
- Richard Hale def. Josh Burns by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (:38)
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Bellator 69 play-by play:
Josh Quayhagen vs. Cliff Wright
Round 1 – Left jab from Quayhagen, leg kick from Wright. Left jab from Wright. Leg kick from Wright, misses a head kick. Leg kick from Quayhagen, then a left hand. Big leg kick from Wright. Quayhagen misses a front kick, lands a inside leg kick, then a body kick. Wright shakes his head “yes”. Head kick from Quayhagen scores nicely. Very fas. One two head kick, leg kick from Quayhagen. Leg kick from Quayhagen. Wright gets Quayhagen to his back and takes side control. Quayhagen gets to his feet before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Quayhagen.
Round 2 – Leg kick Wright. Body shot from Quayhagen. Leg kick Quayhagen, leg kick again. Right hand from Quayhagen, body kick, again. Big leg kick from Wright, body shot from Quayhagen. He ducks a Wright head kick attempt. Wright’s forehead appears to be cut. Quayhagen leaning on Wright against the cage. He backs out and Wright throws a knee to the head, barely misses. Leg kick from Quayhagen. Overhand right from Quayhagen. Leg kick. Body kick from Wright, left hand. Nice jab from Quayhagen. Wright shoots in, Quayhagen locks on an arm-in guillotine. Wright picks him up and dumps in on his back. Wright in side control as Quayhagen holds onto his neck until the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Quayhagen.
Round 3 – I just realized Quayhagen sounds like “Clay Aiken”. Body punch from Quayhagen, leg kick, leg kick again. Again. Wright shoots, pushed away. Leg kick from both guys. Side kick from Quayhagen, counter punch from Wright. Quayhagen with a leg kick. Big right to the body, leg kick from Quayhagen. Leg kick from Quayhagen, again. Again. Body kick from Quayhagen. Leg kick. Huge right hand from Quayhagen to the side of Wright’s head. Body kick from Quayhagen. Leg kick. He is picking Wright apart. Big right to the body again from Quayhagen. This guy is good; a prospect to keep an eye on guys. Body shot again from Quayhagen. Body kick, jab, right hand to the jaw. Wright gets dropped with a right, mostly a slip I think. Body kick and a right hand from Wright but Quayhagen fires back. Right to the body, right to the head. Fun fight for these “postliminary” bouts. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Quayhagen.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Josh Quayhagen def. Cliff Wright by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Quayhagen is 4-0 in his pro career, 3-0 in Bellator.
Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament Qualifier
Mark Holata vs. Abe Wagner
This bout replaced Sparks vs. Asplund as the Season 7 heavyweight qualifier after Sparks became ill this morning.
Round 1 – Leg kick Holata. Left hook. He shoots, takedown, inside Wagner’s full guard. High closed guard from Wagner. He attempts to control Holata’s wrists. Holata postures up with punches. High guard of Wagner preventing Holata from getting off too much. Holata ends up snapping on an ankle lock and Wagner verbally submits at 2:24 mark of the first round.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mark Holata def. Abe Wagner by submission (verbal due to ankle lock) Rd 1 (2:24)
Jessica Aguilar vs. Megumi Fujii
Round 1 – They feel each other out trading a few punches and kicks. Fujii drops Aguilar with a punch but may have been more of a slip as she appears fine. Fujii shoots, sprawl by Aguilar. Clubbing right hand from Aguilar. Jagg catches a kick and dumps Fujii. Gives her a knee to the ribs. Fujii goes for an armbar very quickly transitioning into it. Very slick transition. Aguilar steps over and escapes and gets free. Fujii stands up, front kick and punch. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Fujii.
Round 2 – Fujii has a small cut under her right eye. Fujii feeling out with front kicks that miss. Right hand from Aguilar, lands a couple as Fujii fires back. Fujii stalking. Left counter from Aguilar. Right hook from Fujii. High kick blocked by Jagg. Step in right by Jagg. Left hand from Fujii, moving forward with punches. Left counter from Jagg, being the more accurate striker at this point. Front kick from Fujii. Fijii still moving forward with punches and kicks but not landing so much. High kick from Fujii. Nice left hand from Aguilar snaps Fujii’s head back. Fujii responds by moving forward and turning up the pressure. Front kick scores, but the rest of her attack misses. Aguilar lands a couple more counter punches. PMN scores the round 10-9 Aguilar.
Round 3 – Fujii slips but gets back up. Lands a leg kick. Left hand from Fujii. Leg kick from Aguilar. Fujii shoots and eventually gets Aguilar on her back. Fujii on top in half guard. Hammerfists from the bottom by Jagg. Couple of nice right hands from Fujii as she postures up. Jagg closes her full guard and hanging on. Knees from Fujii to the thigh. They scramble as Jagg tries to escape but Fujii maintains top control and is back inside full guard. Jagg looking for an armbar. Fujii postures up with several punches, moves to half guard. Fujii with some left hands before the bell and Fujii finishes on top. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Megumi Fujii.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jessica Aguilar def. Megumi Fujii by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Note: Well – my TV went out during round one so I missed a few minutes of the fight. Very well may have scored it for Jagg had I seen the whole round.
Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Karl Amoussou vs. David Rickels
Round 1 – Leg kick from Amoussou. Push kick from Rickels lands in the groin and it breaks the cup strap. His corner has asked someone to go to the back to try and find a new one. They are going to try and find another or secure it the best they can. They got the cup replaced, here we go. Front kick from Rickels. Knee from Amoussou followed by an outside trip, lands inside full guard. Can opener from Amoussou. Ear slap from Rickels, he tries to sweep but Amoussou pushes him right back over and is back inside full guard. Ref wants action. Stands them up. Flying knee from Rickels ends up on his back. head kick from Amoussou is blocked but it was a hard shot. Amoussou with a beautiful judo throw, lands in side control. Short right hands from Amoussou from side control. He stands up and dives in with a couple right hands. Back in full guard. Two minutes to go. Rickels pokes him in the eye but Ref didn’t see it. One minute to go. forearm smash and several punches from Amoussou as Rickels still with full guard. Amoussou postures up with several big punches. He goes for a heel hook but time runs out. PMN scores the round 10-9 Amoussou.
Round 2 – Leg kick, front kick Rickels. Knee from Rickels to the body. Knee from Rickels. Amoussou with another judo throw, taking Rickels down, landing in full guard. Rickels staying active punching from his back. Amoussou slowing down a bit. Ref stands them up. Head kick, jump knee from Amoussou. Right hand from Rickels, head kick. Left hand from Amoussou scores. Left from Rickels, uppercut Amoussou. One, two knee from Amoussou. Two knees from Rickels to the body. Nice knee from Amoussou to the body as they fight in the clinch. Nice left to the chin from Rickels. Push kick Rickels. Big right by Rickels. Amoussou slowing. Big right left from Rickels, he’s stunned. He gets a takedown though. Rickels locks on an omoplata, looking for a gogo, but Amoussou pulls loose and is inside full guard. Rickels trying to get up but Amoussou keeps him down. Rickels throws up an armbar. Armoussou slams him twice and Rickels loses the submission. PMN scores the round 10-9 Amoussou.
Round 3 – Rickels lands a low blow with a kick to the groin and time is called. Big leg kick and a one two from Rickels. Knee to the body from Amoussou. They go to the ground ans Amoussou goes for a leg. Rickels ends up on top inside full guard. Body shots from Rickels, more big shots to the body. Amoussou’s face looks swollen. Nice punch from his back by Amoussou. Rickels staying busy with punches from the top. Ref wants action. More body shots from Rickels. Rickels postures up with punches. Amoussou holds one wrist, punches the chin of Rickels with the other hand. Amoussou with an upkick, he goes for a heel. Rickels stands up, dives in with a big left hand to the face. Amoussou bleeding now under his left eye. Double hammerfist from Rickels, body shots and more hammerfists to the body and head. PMN scores the round 10-9 Rickels and the fight 29-28 Amoussou. Second round could have gone either way. So I could see either fighter getting the nod to be honest. Amoussou’s left eye swollen shut.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Karl Amoussou def. David Rickels by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Amoussou moves on to fight Bryan Baker in the welterweight tournament finals. He shows great class to Rickels after the fight. Rickels was devastated at the loss.
Bellator Season 6 Middleweight Tournament Final
Andreas Spang vs. Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves
Round 1 – Spang swings first, misses. Falcao lands a left. Leg kick from Spang. Both guys with their hands high. Knee from Falcao. Spang backs him up to the cage with big punches, stunning Falcao. They clinch up. Knee to the thigh from Falcao leaning on Spang against the cage. Spang with some knees. Falcao with a big knee to the body. Knee from Spang to the thigh. Body shot from Falcao. Body lock from Falcao from behind. Body shot and a knee from Falcao. Body slam from Falcao from behind. Body lock from behind as Spang is on his knees. Blind elbows from Spang. Spang in turtle position, takes a knee, gets to one knee. Gets to his feet. Another takedown by Falcao. Spang gets back up, keeps one hand on the ground. Knee and punches from Falcao. Falcao lands an illegal knee to the head trying to play the one hand on the ground game. One point taken from Falcao. Big leg kick from Spang. Falcao ducks a head kick, clinches up Spang against the cage. Spang locks on a standing guillotine. Falcao rolls with it and back to the feet. Spinning backfist from Spang lands and they swing it out until the bell. This is an awesome fight between two heavy heavy hitters. Great round of action. PMN scores it 9-9 due to the point deduction.
Round 2 – Left hand from Falcao. Falcao with a takedown as Spang goes for a guillotine. Falcao pulls his head out, moves to half guard. Spang gets to his knees as Falcao rides him. Big body shots from Falcao. Blind elbows from Spang. Falcao tries to take his back with hooks, gets one hook in. Falcao pulls the hooks out and continues to punch the side of the head and body. Big body shots from Falcao. Hammerfists to the side of the head and rides Spang as he crawls across the cage. Spang gets to one knee. Knees to the thighs from Falcao, body slam from a back body lock. He continues to ride Spang, knees and body shots, he is just beating Spang down. Spang gets to his feet for about one second before Falcao dumps him with a double leg. Spang to his knees and Falcao is back to riding him. Big round for Falcao 10-9 according to PMN.
Round 3 – Leg kick Falcao. Punch and takedown by Falcao, lands in half guard. Spang gets to his knees. Falcao lands a shot to the temple. Spang covers up. Falcao with a knee to the body and several hard punches and hammerfists to the head. Knee to the tailbone from Falcao. Spang gets to a knee. Falcao moves to the front. Spang goes for the standing guillotine. Falcao rolls out. Spang gets to his knees and Falcao unleashes a barrage of punishment with knees and punches. Falcao drags him down as Spang grabs the cage. Spang tries to crawl away but Falcao stays on him with punches and knees. Spang gets to his feet. Spang locks on a guillotine. Falcao rolls out once again. Spang lands a couple punches on the break. Falcao backs up, lands a body kick. Spang looking for the KO. Falcao catches a kick and puts him on his back. Gets full mount. Spang tries to sweep. Falcao mounts at the bell. Beautiful performance for Falcao. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Falcao and the fight 29-27 for Falcao. — It could be a draw if the judges give Spang round one.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Maiquel Falcao def. Andreas Spang by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Falcao will fight Alexander Shlemenko for the Bellator 185 pound world title.