Bellator 72 featured the debut of Paul Daley, and a final in the welterweight division. And for those DirecTV subscribers, that deal with Viacom came at the right time, allowing them the opportunity to see the card.
Karl Amoussou emerged victorious in his bout against Bryan Baker, earning the right to square off against welterweight champion Ben Askren in the future. Amoussou scored the win by way of a beautiful inverted heel-hook in the opening round.
Daley, a former UFC and Strikeforce fighter, made his first appearance for Bellator against Rudy Bears, demolishing the veteran competitor with a series of stiff knees and punches to pick up a first-frame TKO.
Read below for a full list of results preceded by highlights from the event:
Julien Williams def. Ryan DeRocher via Technique Submission Round 2 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Paul Barrow def. Jason Carapelluci via Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Matt McCook def. Shanon Slack via Split Decision
Raul Amaya def. Kenny Moss via TKO Round 2 (Injury)
Ben Saunders def. Brian Warren via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Marius Zaromskis def. Waachiim Spiritwolf via Split Decision
Travis Wiuff def. Tim Carpenter via Unanimous Decision
Attila Vegh def. Emanuel Newton via Split Decision
Paul Daley def. Rudy Bears via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Karl Amoussou def. Bryan Baker via Submission Round 1 (Inverted Heel Hook)
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