Now that's a night! Bryan Baker continued to climb up the middleweight ladder by destroying veteran Joe Riggs at Bellator 43 in Newkirk, Ok. The 25-year-old followed that up by winning Megan Vargas' hand in marriage.
"My heart is just doing back-flips right now," Baker told Sherdog. "I can't express how much this girl cares for me and how much I love her. I want to give world to her. That cage is hers as much as it is mine. We're going to conquer it together. There are a lot of good things in store for us."
Baker (15-2) drilled Riggs (34-13) with left hook at 3:53 of the second round to gain his way into Bellator's Season 5 middleweight tournament set to begin in the fall.
The last year has been a rollercoaster ride for Baker, who's battling chronic myelogenous leukemia.
"It's taken me into areas I could have never imagined," Baker told MMADieHards. "From all different angles, whether it be telephone or emails or Facebook. My doctor was talking with this patient who had testicular cancer and he heard my story, and he's a fighter as well. We connected with him and it's been crazy how much of an inspiration shined through. I want to continue that. It's a blessing that I have the responsibility to show people that no matter what your body may endure or trials you go through in life, you're able to correct it to the fullest. Its crazy that I can affect people in so many different ways"
- Joe Riggs