He may have entered Bellator‘s current season as the odds-on favorite to emerge in the organization’s ongoing heavyweight tournament as the last man standing, but come showtime former Strikeforce fighter Brett Rogers looked like anything but the competitor fans expected to see in action. Rogers was one of four men to fall last night at Bellator 75, struggling to show any sort of real technique against Alexander Volkov and ultimately losing a Unanimous Decision as a result.
Other heavyweights to advance with Volkov to take part in semifinal scraps were Vinicius Queiroz, Richard Hale, and Thiago Santos. The latter’s victory was the most notorious in the bunch, as Santos and Eric Prindle finally clashed inside the cage after a few other failed attempts to do so only for things to once again end in controversy after Prindle landed an illegal strike to the Brazilian’s groin and was disqualified.
The full list of Bellator 75 results can be found below:
Chase Beebe def. Bo Harris via Unanimous Decision
Jason Graves def. Rafal Skibinski via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Ryan Martinez def. Manny Lara via Majority Decision
Joe Williams def. Rod Montoya via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Anthony Gomez def. Jose Medina via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Cliff Wright def. Bobby Reardanz via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Alexander Volkov def. Brett Rogers via Unanimous Decision
Richard Hale def. Mike Wessel via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Vincius Queiroz def. Mark Holata via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Thiago Santos def. Eric Prindle via Disqualification (Illegal Strike)
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