Bellator Fighting Championships held their second of three Summer Series 2012 events, Bellator 72: Baker vs Amoussou, on Friday, July 20, 2012, at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.
The main event saw the delayed conclusion of last season's 170-pound tournament. In the opening minute of the fight, Karl "Psycho" Amoussou pulled off an astonishing rolling heel hook that elicited an immediate tapout from Bryan "The Beast" Baker. Karl Amoussou will now challenge Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, while Bryan Baker will once again have to regroup after losing in his second Bellator tournament final. Baker lost by first-round TKO to Alexander Shlemenko in the Season 2 middleweight tournament.
Attila Vegh and Travis "Diesel" Wiuff advanced to the finals of the Bellator Summer Series 2012 Light Heavyweight Tournament with decision victories. Travis Wiuff, who holds a non-title win over Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship Christian M'Pumbu, steamrolled Tim Carpenter for 3 rounds for a clear-cut decision. Attila Vegh squeaked by Emanuel Newton with a split decision verdict, in which the dissenting judge scored every round for Newton.
Heavy hitters Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf failed to deliver the fireworks that were expected in their trilogy fight. Instead of engaging Spiritwolf in a crowd-pleasing brawl, which proved to play to Spiritwolf's favor in their last fight, Zaromskis kept things technical this time and used his superior striking acumen to outpoint the Native American fighter.
Complete Results After the Break