Bellator 61 Results: Falcao, Vasilevsky, Santos, Rogers advance to Middleweight semifinalsPosted on March 16, 2012, 10:23 PM by Joey Santosus
Bellator 61 kicked off the promotion's season six Middleweight tournament tonight from the Horseshoe Riverdome in Bossier City, Louisiana. Maiquel Falcao went the distance for just the third time in his career, outworking Norman Paraisy in the headlining bout, while Vyacheslav Vasilevsky took a dominate decision victory over Victor O'Donnell in the co-main event. Also featured was Bruno Santos, who outlasted Giva Santana to win on the scorecards, and Brian Rogers knocked out Vitor Vianna with a well-timed flying-knee. All four of tonight's winners will advance to the semifinal round.
Bellator 61 Official Main Card Results:
Maiquel Falcao defeated Norman Paraisy via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Vyacheslav Vasilevsky defeated Victor O'Donnell via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
Bruno Santos defeated Giva Santana via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
Brian Rogers defeated Vitor Vianna via KO (flying knee) at 4:14 of round 1