Bellator 72 Fight Card Features Tourney Finals, Paul Daley’s Debut


Paul Daley at UFC 108Bellator Fighting Championships is headed back to “The Sunshine State” on Friday, July 20 for Bellator 72 from The USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. Featuring the finals of the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament between Bryan Baker and Karl Amoussou, Bellator 72 will also showcase the debut of dynamic knockout artist Paul “Semtex” Daley as well as a bad blood welterweight trilogy fight between Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf.

Additionally, the semifinals of the Bellator Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament will take place as Attila Vegh meets Emanuel Newton and Travis Wiuff will face Tim Carpenter. Also, a stacked preliminary card full of the area’s top talent will be in action. Tickets for Bellator 72 are on sale at all online Ticketmaster outlets as well as visiting the USF Sun Dome Box Office.

After competing in the Bellator Season 5 and Season 6 Welterweight Tournament, Ben “Killa B” Saunders will make his return to the cage as he squares off against longtime veteran Brian Warren. Warren is currently riding a five-fight winning streak and is looking to earn the biggest win of his career when he meets Saunders in this catchweight bout at 178 pounds.

Bellator 72 Main Card:

Welterweight Tournament Final Fight:
Bryan Baker (18-3) vs. Karl Amoussou (15-4-2)

Welterweight Feature Fight:
Paul Daley (29-12-2) vs. Rudy Bears (14-10)

Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Fight:
Emanuel Newton (18-6-1) vs. Attila Vegh (26-4-2)

Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Fight:
Tim Carpenter (9-1) vs. Travis Wiuff (67-14)

Welterweight Feature Fight:
Waachiim Spiritwolf (9-10-1) vs. Marius Zaromskis (17-6)

Bellator 72 Preliminary Card:

Catchweight Feature Fight:
Ben Saunders (13-5-2) vs. Brian Warren (18-15-1)

Heavyweight Feature Fight:
Chris Barnett (7-1) vs. Tom Sauer (25-12)

Welterweight Feature Fight:
Kenny Moss (5-2) vs. Raul Amaya (9-1)

Featherweight Feature Fight:
Matt McCook (8-5) vs. Shanon Slack (4-0)

Catchweight Feature Fight:
Jason Carapelluci (6-2) vs. Paul Barrow (4-2)

Welterweight Feature Fight:
Julien Williams (2-1) vs. Ryan DeRocher (3-3)

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