Bellator 172 was supposed to be the debut of former PRIDE heavyweight standout Fedor Emelianenko but due to a last-minute illness to his opponent Matt Mitrione an audible had to be called. Without a last minute replacement available Fedor had to be removed from the card and a lightweight bout between Josh Thomson and Patricky “Pitbull” Freire was moved to the main event spot.
Bellator 172 took place live from the SAP Center in San Jose, California and aired live on Spike TV. Below are the full results from Saturday’s event.
Main Card Results:
- Patricky Freire def. Josh Thomson via TKO Round 2 at 0:40
- Cheick Kongo def. Oli Thompson via unanimous decision
- Anatoly Tokov def. Francisco France via TKO in Round 2 at 2:24
- Veta Arteaga def. Brooke Mayo technical knockout (Doctor’s stoppage) in Round 3 at 4:04
- Mauricio Alonso def. Josh Koscheck via TKO in Round 1 at 4:42
Preliminary Card Results:
- James Terry def. JC Llamas via technical decision
- Nikko Jackson def. Cesar Gonzalez via unanimous decision
- J.J. Okanaovich def. Zach Andrews via submission in Round 2 at 2:26
- Martin Sano vs. Diego Herzog ruled majority draw
- Gaston Bolanos def. Abner Perez via TKO in Round 1 at 4:53