Dane Mikkel Parlo has made the finals of the season 9 of the middleweight tournament of Bellator. He will face American Brennan Ward for the $100,000 prize and a shot at the Bellator title holder Alexander Shlemenko. Both fighters won in dominant fashion Friday night to earn their way to the finals, which is slated for Bellator 107 on November 8th.
A happy Mikkel Parlo comments after Friday’s semi-final win against undefeated Jason Butcher at the Visalia Convention Center in California.
I would have finished him early, and it was a little annoying that he constantly fell down on his back rather than stand and take his beating. But my game plan was to keep me away from his ground fighting. At one point I hit him hard with a body blow to the liver, and I think – ok, now he he doesn’t think this is fun anymore. There I felt that I started to take over the fight.
The American wrestler Brennan Ward won by submission over Joe Pacheco, and boosted his overall record to 4 wins and 1 loss.
The finals will take place at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.