Betão wins Bellator debut

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Betão lands a knee. Photo: Carlos Ozório.

Carlos Alberto “Betão” made his Bellator debut on the right foot this Saturday in the United States. The RFT team representative faced Jerod Spoon at the 42nd installment of the show, coming out on the right end of the judges’ decision, in Oklahoma’s Lucky Star Casino.

The Brazilian imposed his game from the outset, connecting with ground and point and landing flying knees in two of the three periods, earning him the unanimous decision.

In the light heavyweight GP Chritian M’Pumbu displayed a solid boxing game and knocked Tim Carpenter out just after the two-minute mark. Now the star from the Democratic Republic of Congo heads into the tournament final against the USA’s Richard Hale, who took a split decision win over D.J. Linderman in the other GP semifinal.

(Collaborator: Junior Samurai)

Check out the results:

Bellator 42
Oklahoma, USA
April 23, 2011

Light heavyweight GP semifinals
Christian M’Pumbu defeated Tim Carpenter via technical knockout in R1
Richard Hale defeated D.J. Linderman via split decision

Ronnie Mann defeated Josh Arocho via unanimous decision
Carlos Alberto “Betao” defeated Jerod Spoon via unanimous decision
Jared Hess submitted Chris Bell via triangle in R1
Brandon Shelton submitted Owen Evinger via guillotine in R1
Shane Howell submitted Mark Oshiro via arm triangle in R1
Mark Holata defeated Tracy Willis via desistance in R1

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