Despite last minute changes for the second straight week, Bellator 69 provided plenty of entertainment Friday night. The event took place live from L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The main event pitted Maiquel Falcao and Andreas Spang in the middleweight tournament final. The two fighters showed their bad blood for each other in an ugly final, as Falcao battered the Swede for the majority of the fight. In the end, Falcao came out on top, despite a point deduction, and the two fighter’s appeared to put their bad blood to rest. Falcao will now face Alexander Shlemenko for the vacant middleweight title.
In the co-main event, Karl Amoussou edged David Rickels to reach the finals. Amoussou managed this despite the bout having to be repeatedly stopped due to Rickels’s fouls, the first of which even required a stoppage until a new cup could be found for Amoussou.
In a battle of top women’s division fighters, Megumi “Mega Mu” Fujii and Jessica Aguilar fought a spectacular bout that showcased how impressive the women’s division can be. While Fugii threatened early and often on the ground, Aguilar showed a lot of heart and kept attacking no matter where the bout ended up. In the end, Aguilar’s striking (both standing and off her back) proved enough to give her the victory.
Main Card (MTV2)
- Maiquel Falcão def. Andreas Spang via unanimous decision (29-27,29-27,29-27)
- Karl Amoussou def. David Rickels via split decision (29-28,28-29,29-28)
- Jessica Aguilar def. Megumi Fujii via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
- Ron Sparks vs. Kevin Asplund – Cancelled
- Mark Holata def. Abe Wagner via verbal submission (ankle lock) at 2:24 of Round 1
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
- Josh Quayhagen vs. Cliff Wright, Jr.*
- E.J. Brooks def. Kalvin Hackney via unanimous decision
- Shanon Slack def. Booker Arthur via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)
- Andrey Koreshkov def. Derrick Krantz via KO (strikes) at 0:51 of Round 3
- Richard Hale def. Josh Burns via TKO at 0:38 of Round 1
*- aired after the card