Bellator 73 took place tonight at the Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. The MTV2-aired main card delivered plenty of action tonight. In the main event, Attila Vegh shocked veteran Travis Wiuff with a devastating TKO win. The co-main event saw a similar end, as Marcos Galvao earned a TKO victory over Luis Nogueira.
Vegh Stuns Wiuff, Earns “Summer Series” Title
Travis Wiuff came into this bout with the expectation that he would take his opponent, Attila Vegh, to the mat and crush the Slovak fighter with ground and pound. Unfortunately for Wiuff, Vegh did not get the message. While Wiuff was looking to close distance and hunt for the takedown, Vegh suddenly switched stances and blasted the long-time veteran with a left upper cut to overhand right combo that dropped Wiuff to the canvas.
Vegh will now face Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu for the title. M’Pumbu lost to Wiuff in his last bout but the bout was not for the title.
Galvao Finishes Nogueira, Wins Season 6 Crown
Marcos Galvao was a man on a mission to win tonight for his mother, who recently passed away. He accomplished that mission in impressive fashion against Luis Nogueira. Utilizing a well-rounded attack to score takedowns and control the striking game, Galvao found an opportunity to finish the bout in the second. Galvao took Nogueira’s back and blasted away with elbows until the bout was stopped.
Galvao earns the Season 6 bantamweight crown and will now face teammate, and Bellator bantamweight champ, Eduardo Dantas. The two seemed to have to no issue facing each other as Galvao promised a fun fight when the two meet up.
Main Card (MTV2)
- Atilla Vegh def. Travis Wiuff via KO (punches) at 0:25 of Round 1
- Marcos Galvao def. Luis Nogueira via TKO (strikes) at 4:20 of Round 2
- Mike Mucitelli def. Matt Van Buren via submission (triangle choke) at 3:01 of Round 1
- Mike Wessel def. Ryan Martinez via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
- Andy Uhrich vs. Joe Williams via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Kelvin Tiller def. Amaechi Oselukwue via TKO (strikes) at 4:21 of Round 2
- Jacob Noe def. Brian Albin via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 1
- Cosmo Alexandre def. Harry Johnson via TKO (strikes) at 0:39 of Round 2