Karl Amoussou vs. Chris Lozano Headlines Bellator 63 At Mohegan Sun In Ct. March 30
Ben Saunders, Bryan Baker and Brian Foster to all see action at welterweight
By FCF Staff
Bellator Fighting Championships officials announced today that the promotion will return to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. on Friday, March 30 for Bellator 63: The Assassin vs. Psycho. The event affair will feature the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament, including a main event matchup between Karl “Psycho” Amoussou and Chris “The Cleveland Assassin” Lozano.
“After the last tournament, I knew I needed to grow, so I decided to make the move to Greg Jackson’s,” said Lozano. “Over the last months, I have just elevated my game by leaps and bounds. Every day I’m surrounded by some of the best fighters in the world, and it has made me a better fighter. It’s controlled chaos. I’ve really gotten back to some of the things that made me so dangerous, and I can’t wait to show off all the training and hard work this March.”
“I don’t care who I fight in the upcoming Bellator Welterweight Tournament,” said Amoussou. “I’m going to rock the Bellator welterweight division and destroy every fighter that stands in front of me. I don’t care where you train or who you are, if you are in my way to the belt, I feel sorry for you.”
Former Bellator Welterweight finalist Ben Saunders will take on Bellator newcomer Raul Amaya in quarterfinal action. Saunders tore through the Bellator Season 5 Welterweight tournament with a TKO victory over Chris Cisneros and a submission victory of Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Luis “Sapo” Santos, but fell short against tournament winner Douglas Lima in the finals. Amaya will enter the tournament with an unblemished 9-0 record.
Brian Foster will enter the tournament riding a four-fight win streak, including two victories with the UFC.
“I’m getting that belt,” Foster said. “I want to fight the best. I want to fight Ben Askren and take home that belt.” Standing in his way will be David Rickels, who holds a perfect 3-0 record inside the Bellator cage.
Long time Bellator veteran Bryan “The Beast” Baker will make the drop to welterweight and face Carlos “Indio” Pereira.
Originally slated for a tournament spot, “War Machine” Jon Koppenhaver, who announced on Twitter yesterday that he was sentenced to one year in jail, was replaced by Lozano.
Tickets for the event, priced from $30, go on sale at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, February 4 and are available through Ticketmaster.com or at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
The event will broadcast live, starting at 8 p.m. EST on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. The preliminary card will be streamed live, free of charge, on Spike.com starting at 7 p.m. EST.