[RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS] Bellator 69: Falcao Decisions Spang, Amoussou Edges Rickels
STUDIO MMA, RIVERSIDE – Maiquel Falcao survived an early barrage of punches to take a decisive unanimous decision victory over Andreas Spang at Bellator 69. Falcao also received $100k and was crowned season six middleweight tourney champ. Falcao will now meet Alexander Shlemenko for the Bellator middleweight title.
Additionally, Karl Amoussou edged out a close split decision over previously undefeated David Rickels in order to advance to the welterweight-tourney finals. In a 115-pound women’s featured bout, Jessica Aguilar earned a unanimous decision over Megumi Fujii.
Highlights from Bellator 69:
Maiquel Falcao Def. Andreas Spang, via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Karl Amoussou Def. David Rickels, via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Jessica Aguilar Def. Megumi Fujii, via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mark Holata Def. Abe Wagner, via Verbal Submission (Ankle lock) 2:24 in Rd 1
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Shanon Slack Def. Booker Arthur, via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andrey Koreshkov Def. Derrick Krantz, via TKO (Punches &Knee) 0:51 in Rd 3
Richard Hale Def. Josh Burns, via TKO (Punches) 0:38 in Rd 1
Emanuel “E.J.” Brooks Def. Kalvin Hackney, via Unanimous Decision
Josh Quayhagen Def. Cliff Wright, via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)