Bellator kicked off its summer season Friday night with Bellator 71 emanating live from Chester, West Virginia. The card featured the opening round of the light heavyweight tournament as well as the debut of new heavyweight signee Brett “The Grim” Rogers.
Travis Wiuff def. Chris Davis via KO (strikes) at 4:12 R1
Attila Vegh def. Zelg Galesic via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:00 R1
Tim Carpenter def. Beau Tribolet via submission (armbar) at 4:51 R2
Emanuel Newton def. Roy Boughton via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:49 R2
Brett Rogers def. Kevin Asplund via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 R2
Josh Stansbury def. Dan Spohnvia via submission (guillotine) at 2:30 of R2
Jason Butcher def. Duane Bastress via submission (triangle) at 1:03 of R1
Neil Johnson def.Brylan Van Artsden via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:29 R2
Kevin Zalac def. Chris Goldbaugh via unanimous decision
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