Knockout of the month…uh…year: Yahir Reyes spinning backfist KOs Estevan Payan at “Bellator VI” (video)

Last week at “Bellator V” we saw the incredible inverted triangle submission from Toby Imada. This week at “Bellator VI” Yahir Reyes scores the knockout of the month (maybe KO of the year) with an incredible spinning backfist that sounds like a gun shot and puts his opponent Estevan Payan face first on the canvas … Read more

“Bellator VI” official results

Roberto Vargas attempts an armbar on Daniel Pineda

PRO MMA (promma.info) has the official results from “Bellator VI” which went down Friday night at the Central Pavilion Arena in Robstown, Texas. The Featherweight Tournament semi-finals took place tonight and Joe Soto and Yahir Reyes both walked away with a cool $50,000 and advance to the finals for a shot at $100,000.

Yahir Reyes landed a devastating spinning back-fist that knocked out his opponent Estevan Payan early in round two and Joe Soto defeated Wilson Reis round-by-round, knocking him down in the third and securing a unanimous decision victory.

“Bellator VI” will air on ESPN Deportes Saturday May 9th at 11:00 PM EST and an English version of the broadcast will be available for viewing next Wednesday May 13th on the Bellator website (www.bellator.com).

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“Bellator VI” weigh-in results

Joe Soto vs. Wilson Reis

All fighters have weighed in for “Bellator VI” which will take place in Robstown, Texas on Friday May 8th and air nationally on ESPN Deportes Saturday May 9th.

All fighters weighing in for the featherweight semi-finals made weight successfully except Estevan Payan who weighed in at two-and-a-half pounds over the 146-pound featherweight limit. In non-tournament bouts Hector Munoz weighed in at a whopping eight-and-a-half pounds over the 156-pound lightweight limit. Both Payan and Munoz were penalized for their overage.

The winners of the featherweight semi-finals will receive $50,000 and advance to the finals for a chance to win $100,000 and the Bellator Featherweight Championship. Here are the complete weigh in results:

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“Bellator VI” lands in Texas on May 8

On Friday May 8, 2009 Bellator Fighting Championships continues its 12-week MMA tournament series with “Bellator VI” at the Central Pavilion Arena at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, Texas.

“Bellator VI” will feature the featherweight (145 lbs.) semi-finals with Wilson Reis (7-0) vs. Joe Soto (4-0) and Yahir Reyes (13-5) vs. Estevan Payan (7-1). The winner of each semi-final bout will receive $50,000 and move forward to face each other at the featherweight tournament finals to be held June 19th in Hollywood, Florida.

“Bellator VI” will also play host to six under card matches including a showdown between Nick Gonzalez (14-7) and Luis Palomino (9-5), who will be looking to bounce back after both fighters were eliminated from the featherweight tournament series in prior bouts.

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