The season seven Bellator heavyweight tournament began Friday night at Bellator 75.
Advancing into the semifinals were Thiago Santos, Alexander Volkov, Richard Hale and Vincius Queiroz.
Volkov dominated former Strikeforce contender Brett Rogers, scoring a decision victory. The Russian out-landed Rogers, 105-27, including 55-9 in power strikes.
BELLATOR 75 RESULTS
Thiago Santos def. Eric Prindle via DQ (illegal strike) in heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Alexander Volkov def. Brett Rogers via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) in heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Richard Hale def. Mike Wessel via TKO (strikes) at 1:19 of Round 1 in heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Vincius Queiroz def. Mark Holata via submission (armbar) at 3:26 of Round 1 in heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Chase Beebe def. Bo Harris via unanimous decision
Ryan Martinez def. Manny Lara via majority decision
Joe Williams def. Rod Montoya via submission (rear-naked choke)
Anthony Gomez def. Jose Medina via submission (rear-naked choke)