by MMAWeekly.com Staff Bellator middleweight Bryan Baker continued adding to his amazing story on Thursday night, taking a unanimous decision over Jeremy Horn at Bellator 30 at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville, Ky.
Neither fighter was able to gain a distinct advantage. Horn had a strong opening round while Baker turned the fight back in his favor in round two before edging out round three.
The bout was Baker’s first since revealing a battle outside of the cage with cancer, which is currently in remission.
Two other bouts on the card set the final for Bellator’s Season 3 Bantamweight Tournament. Ed West earned a narrow split decision birth to the finals with his win over Jose Vega. Meeting him in the tournament finale is Zack Makovsky, who won a unanimous decision over Bryan Goldsby in the other semifinal bout.
-Bryan Baker def. Jeremy Horn by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28), R3
-Ed West def. Jose Vega by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), R3
-Zack Makovsky def. Bryan Goldsby by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28, R3
-Brent Weedman def. Jacob McClintock by TKO at 3:05, R1
-Jeremiah Riggs def. Mike Fleniken by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3
-Mike O’Donnell def. Stoney Hale by Submission (Armbar) at 0:50, R2
-John Troyer def. Josh Clark by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
-Ron Sparks def. Greg Maynard by KO at 0:50, R1
-B.J. Ferguson def. Thomas “TJ” Barber by Submission (Armbar)