Bellator 73 PosterBellator 73 took place Friday night at Harra’s Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Miss., where Attila Vegh and Marcos Galvao each won their respective tournaments to earn title shots.

Attila Vegh made very short work of Travis Wiuff in the Summer Series light heavyweight tournament final, dropping him to the mat and finishing him off with a series of punches just 25 seconds into the fight.

Vegh, with the victory, moves on to challenge Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu.

It took Marcos Galvao quite a bit longer than Vegh, but he ended up victorious as well.

Galvao and Luis Nogueira battled back and forth for the majority of their 9:20-fight, neither man gaining a distinct advantage, until Galvao rocked Nogueira, leaving him wobbly late in round two.

Galvao quickly took advantage of Nogueira’s weakened state, putting him on the mat and finishing him with a TKO stoppage due to strikes at the 4:20 mark of the second round.

The victory puts Galvao in a title fight against Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas.

Bellator 73 Results:

Main Card:
-Atilla Vegh def. Travis Wiuff via KO (Strikes) at 0:25, R1
-Marcos Galvao def. Luis Nogueira via TKO (Strikes) at 4:20, R2
-Mike Mucitelli def. Matt Van Buren via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:01, R1
-Mike Wessel def. Ryan Martinez via Split Decision, R3

Preliminary Card:
-
Zach Underwood def. Chris Coggins via Unanimous Decision, R3
-
Brian Hall def. Jay Black via TKO (Strikes), R1
-Andy Uhrich def. Joe Williams via Unanimous Decision, R3
-Kelvin Tiller def. Amaechi Oselukwue via TKO (Strikes) at 4:21, R2
-
Jacob Noe def. Brian Albin via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00, R1
-
Cosmo Alexandre def. Harry Johnson via KO (Knee) at 0:39, R2

 

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator 153 live video stream and official results (7 p.m. ET)

  • 12 days ago
  • 22 views

Bellator 153 takes place tonight, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Evangelista Santos prepared to 'rain stones' of violence in Bellator 153 fight with Ward

  • 12 days ago
  • 9 views

At 38, Evangelista Santos had been out of the game for nearly two years when he stepped back into a cage in January. Most would be forgiven if they assumed “Cyborg” was done with fighting.Filed under read news >>

After loss in Bellator debut, Gleristone Santos banking on experience vs. Primus

  • 12 days ago
  • 4 views

Gleristone Santos had to go back more than four years to recall what it was like to stand in the center of a cage and have someone else’s hand raised, and he didn’t enjoy the feeling.Filed under: Bel read news >>

Bellator 153's Chris Honeycutt: Playing 'Russian roulette' led to first career loss

  • 12 days ago
  • 11 views

Chris Honeycutt rolled the dice the last time he entered the Bellator cage. The numbers didn’t come up in his favor, and he suffered the first loss of his career, by knockout, in just 40 seconds. It read news >>

Would Scott Coker welcome Dada 5000 back to Bellator? - MMA Plus

  • 12 days ago
  • 8 views

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker spoke about the potential return of Dada 5000, whilst squashing rumours of his drastic fight week weight-cut. read news >>

Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson Video Preview

  • 12 days ago
  • 23 views

Take a look at three pivotal fights from Friday's Bellator 153, which includes welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov putting his belt up against Benson Henderson. read news >>

Undefeated Brent Primus Taking Aim at the Top of Bellator Lightweight Division

  • 11 days ago
  • 6 views

Undefeated Brent Primus is ready to get busy rising up the ranks, taking aim at the top of the Bellator lightweight division. read news >>

Why Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson Are the UFC's Pound-for-Pound Kings

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC 197, which takes place Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, features the UFC's two best pound-for-pound fighters. Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson have combined for a ridiculous 15 title read news >>

Michael Page and Fernando Gonzalez set to meet at Bellator 158 in London

  • 11 days ago
  • 11 views

Michael Page will take the next step in his Bellator career when he faces streaking welterweight Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 158.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Matt Mitrione makes Bellator debut against Carl Seumanutafa at Bellator 157

  • 11 days ago
  • 11 views

Matt Mitrione will step into the Bellator cage for the first time at Bellator 157 when the heavyweight squares off with Carl Seumanutafa.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>