Vitor Vianna needed just 54 seconds to secure his spot in the Bellator Season 5 middleweight tournament finals. Vianna dropped Bryan Baker with a big overhand right then finished the fight with a flurry of hammerfists. Vianna will face Alexander Shlemenko who advanced to the finals with a second round technical knockout of Brian Rogers. The middleweight finals will take place at Bellator 58.
Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney stated, “The middleweights have absolutely brought it this season. Vitor Vianna, who is known for his submission game, has proven tonight that he has dynamite in his hands, and Alexander Shlemenko is absolutely one of the most exciting and explosive middleweights in the world. These finals will be an absolute magic at The Seminole Hard Rock on November 19.”