Saad Awad defeats Martin”50Cal”Stapelton at the Bellator MMA tournament and moves to the semi-final round were he will face Will Brooks for the Second time this year.
At the Bellator MMA lightweight tournament in Portland’s Rose Garden Arena , Palestinian Saad Awad defeated Martin “50 Cal” Stapelton via 1st round submission (3:46) on Friday, September 27th.
As the first round started Stapelton pushed forward but Awad managed to clip him with a combination. Stapelton quickly clinched and took Awad down.Three minutes into the first Saad smartly swept Martin to get on top, did a slick hip bump into mount forcing Stapelton to roll! Saad managed to take his back and get a rear naked choke and win the fight in the first round.
With this win , Saad moves to the second round of this Lightweight tournament to face Will Brooks who defeats John Alessio via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-25) that same night. Saad Awad faced Will Brooks in the Co-Main Event Season 8 Lightweight Tournament Semifinal at Bellator FC 91 on February 28th, 2013 were he KO’ed the latter 43 seconds into the first round to reach the final stage.
Will we see the same outcome as these two fighters meet again in the semi-final stage of the Bellator tournament or
Will Brooks manage to avenge his previous KO loss and take that final spot from Saad !