The season six Bellator welterweight tournament quarterfinals highlighted a night of action Friday at Bellator 63. In the main event, Karl Amoussou defeated Chris Lozano from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Amoussou locked in a rear-naked choke in the first round, advancing to the tournament semifinals. Joining him there will be Bryan Baker, David Rickels and Ben Saunders.
Baker scored a close split decision victory over Carlos Alexandre Pereira, while Saunders earned a decision against Raul Amaya. Rickels finished Jordan Smith in just 22 seconds via knockout.
BELLATOR 63 RESULTS
•Karl Amoussou def. Chris Lozano via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:05 – welterweight-tourney opening round
•Bryan Baker def. Carlos Pereira via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – welterweight-tourney opening round
•David Rickels def. Jordan Smith via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:22 – welterweight-tourney opening round
•Ben Saunders def. Raul Amaya via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) – welterweight-tourney opening round
•Ryan Quinn def. Marc Stevens via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
•Matt Bessette def. Saul Almeida via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
•Dan Cramer def. Jeff Nader via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
•Andrey Koreshkov def. Taiwan Howard via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:26
•Munah Holland def. Marianna Kheyfets via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:45
•Brandon Fleming def. Pete Rogers via submission (Peruvian necktie) – Round 1, 3:39