Travis Wiuff, Attila Vegh, Tim Carpenter and Emanuel Newton all earned early stoppage victories at Bellator 71 Friday night to advance in the “Summer Series” light heavyweight tournament. Wiuff won by knockout, while the other three claimed submission victories.
Also on the card, Brett Rogers made a successful return to fighting, defeating Kevin Asplund via doctor’s stoppage after the second round.
Wiuff earned a knockout victory over Chris Davis in the first round, dropping him and finishing him with strikes at 4:12.
Vegh topped Zelg Galesic with a rear-naked choke, as did Newton against Rob Broughton. Carpenter, meanwhile, earned a submission win via armbar.
BELLATOR 71 RESULTS
(All bouts in “Summer Series” light heavyweight tournament)
Travis Wiuff def. Chris Davis via KO (strikes) at 4:12 of round one
Attila Vegh def Zelg Galesic via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:00 of round one
Tim Carpenter def. Beau Tribolet via submission (armbar) at 4:51 of round two
Emanuel Newton def. defeats Roy Boughton via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:49 of round two
Brett Rogers def. Kevin Asplund via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of round two
Josh Stansbury def. Dan Spohn via submission (guillotine) at 2:30 of round one
Jason Butcher def. Duane Bastress via submission (triangle) at 1:03 of round one
Neil Johnson def. Brylan Van Artsdalen via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:29 of round two
Kevin Zalac def Chris Goldbaugh via unanimous decision