Bellator 75: Thiago Santos Defeats Eric Prindle By Disqualification, Brett Rogers Falls to Alexander Volkov
By FCF Staff
The latest attempt from Bellator to promote a bout between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos once again ended via unfortunate circumstances, as Santos advanced to the semifinals of its latest heavyweight tourney via disqualification.
Prinde was disqualified as the opening round neared it’s end, as a result of an illegal axe kick to the groin of Santos, which reportedly left the heavyweight unable to continue. Last November, the first encounter between the two was declared a no contest, after Prindle was unable to go on following an illegal groin strike.
In other quarterfinal action, Brett Rogers fell by unanimous decision to Russian prospect Alexander Volkov, who worked his way to a unanimous decision win over the Strikeforce vet.
Here are the results from tonight’s Bellator 75 card in Hammond, Indiana.
Opening Round Heavyweight Tourney
Thiago Santos def. Eric Prindle via disqualification (groin kick) R1, 4:54
Alexander Volkov def. Brett Rogers via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Richard Hale def. Mike Wessel via TKO (strikes) R1, 1:19
Vinicius Queiroz def. Mark Holata via submission (armbar) R1, 3:26
Jason Graves def. Rafal Skibinski via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 2:50
Cliff Wright def. Bobby Reardanz via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:39
Ryan Martinez def. Manny Lara via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Chase Beebe def. Bo Harris via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Joe Williams def. Rod Montoya via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:17
Anthony Gomez vs. Jose Medina via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 2:32