Bellator Fighting Championships makes its return to the Sunshine State on July 20th. “Bellator 72” takes place inside The University of South Florida’s Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida and features the Season 6 Welterweight Tournament Finals between Karl Amoussou and Bryan Baker.
“This is the biggest fight of my career,” said Amoussou. “I’m going to win this tournament, and then I’m going to win the belt. I’m coming for [reigning champion] Ben Askren.”
Amoussou earned his spot in the finals by posting a split decision win over David Rickels in the tourney semifinals, while Baker hung a decision victory over Ben Saunders on the other end of the brackets.
“I’m 100 percent focused on this fight and nothing else,” Baker stated. “I want to make this a professional fight and just put on the best show possible for the fans. I know Karl is going to come out aggressive like always and I don’t have much doubt this fight is going to end with a stoppage.
“I want this Tournament Championship more than anything and I’m going to get it.”
In addition, the event showcases the semifinals of the Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament and the highly anticipated-trilogy with Waachiim Spirtwolf and Marius Zaromskis.
MTV2 will broadcast the main card beginning at 8PM ET/PT.
Here is the show’s current roster:
Light Heavyweight Tourney Semifinals
Waachiim Spiritwolf vs. Marius Zaromskis
Karl Amoussou vs. Bryan Baker (Welterweight Tournament Final)