Karl Amoussou wanted to make a statement and did just that in the opening-round of Bellator's season-six welterweight tournament.
The Frenchman sliced through season-five tournament vet Chris Lozano, cinching a first-round submission to advance to the semifinals.
Amoussou joined Bryan Baker, David Rickels and Ben Saunders in the winner's circle on Friday at Bellator 62, which took place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and aired live on MTV2.
Amoussou had riled Lozano up prior to the fight by promising to make the Bellator vet his punching bag, and the two nearly clashed in the staredown prior to the opening bell.
But when the bout got underway, it was Lozano who circled cautiously, and the audience quickly voiced its displeasure.
After an extended feeling-out period, Amoussou drew blood with a high kick that slammed into Lozano's head. Lozano caught it and took the fight to the mat, but he was quickly reversed and flattened out.
Amoussou (14-4-2 MMA, 2-1 BFC) secured a rear-naked choke, and in a flash, the fight was over at the 2:05 mark of the first...Full Story