Even though Bellator 172 was missing the main event with Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione not happening due to Mitrione falling from illness, it ended up being a spectacular event. Fedor announced that this fight will be scheduled for a later date.
Fortunately for Bellator 172, the card did deliver. Bellator showed the deepness of their roster because former UFC contenders Josh Thomson and Josh Koscheck were knocked out by their Bellator opponents. Patricky Freire knocked out Thomson in the main event and will now most likely face Michael Chandler once again. Michael Chandler won a decision against former UFC champion Benson Henderson in his last bout.
A lot of people speculated that Thomson’s skill was too much for Freire, but Freire was able to land a lot more powerful strikes that eventually ended up taking out Thomson in the 2nd round. On the next page there is the video of Freire knocking out Josh Thomson.
(click on page #2 tab below to see the video of Pitbull knocking out Thomson)