Karl Amoussou punched his ticket for a future Bellator welterweight title shot vs. Ben Askren by scoring a first round submission victory over Bryan Baker Friday night at Bellator 72.
Amoussou grabbed the leg of Baker and rolled into a heel-hook submission less than a minute into their welterweight tournament final. Amoussou earns a crack at Askren and $100,000 for his efforts.
Paul Daley, a former UFC and Strikeforce fighter, scored a TKO victory over Rudy Bears in his Bellator debut.
Also, Attila Vegh and Travis Wiuff advanced to a meeting in the “Summer Series” light heavyweight finals after claiming decision victories.
BELLATOR 72 RESULTS
Karl Amoussou def. Bryan Baker via submission (heel-hook) at :56 of round one in finals of welterweight tournament
Paul Daley def. Rudy Bears via TKO at 2:35 of round one
Attila Vegh def. Emanuel Newton via split decision in semifinals of light heavyweight “Summer Series”
Travis Wiuff def. Tim Carpenter via unanimous decision in semifnals of light heavyweight “Summer Series”
Marius Zaromskis def. Waachiim Spiritwolf via split decision
Ben Saunders def. Brian Warren via KO at :22 of round one
Raul Amaya def. Kenny Moss via TKO in round two
Matt McCook def. Shanon Slack via split decision
Paul Barrow def. Jason Carapelluci via submission (rear-naked choke) in round three
Julien Williams def. Ryan DeRocher via submission (armbar) at 1:32 of round two
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