Bellator 61: Falcao, Vasilevsky, Rogers and Santos Advance to Semifinals
By FCF Staff
Maiquel Falcao, Vyacheslav Vasilevsky, Bruno Santos and Brian Rogers advanced to the semifinals of Bellator’s ongoing middleweight tournament tonight in Bossier City, Louisiana.
While the first three did so through working their way to unanimous decision victories, Rogers entrenched his victory by knocking out Vitor Vianna with a vicious flying knee.
The promotion announced afterwards that the semifinals will take place April 20th, and that Rogers will face Santos and Falcao will battle Vasilevsky.
Here are the results from tonight’s Bellator 61 card.
Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinals
Maiquel Falcao def. Norman Paraisy via unanimous decision
Vyacheslav Vasilevsky def. Victor O’Donnell via unanimous decision
Bruno Santos def. Giva Santana via unanimous decision
Brian Rogers def. Vitor Vianna via knockout (flying knee) – R1, 4:14
Derrick Krantz def. Eric Scallan via technical submission (brabo choke) – R1, 3:01
Jason Sampson def. Jeremy Myers via submission (rear-naked choke) – R3, 2:25
Trey Houston def. Jeremiah Riggs via submission (armbar) – R1, 3:30
Josh Quayhagen def. Brent Taylor by unanimous decision