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:
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Zach Underwood def. Chris Coggins via Unanimous Decision, R3
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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
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Jacob Noe def. Brian Albin via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00, R1
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Cosmo Alexandre def. Harry Johnson via KO (Knee) at 0:39, R2

 

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