Bellator has booked what they are calling a unique double header in Thackerville, Oklahoma, with Friday December 2nd being Bellator 166 and Saturday December 3rd will be Bellator 167.
Bellator 166 will be headlined by Joe Warren challenging Eduardo Dantas for the Bellator Bantamweight Championship,which will be there 2nd meeting. Their 1st meeting back at Bellator 128, saw Warren take the Bantamweight title from Dantas with a unanimous decision. In his first title defense at Bellator 135, Warren would loose the title being submitted by Marcos Galvao, with a knee bar in the 2nd round. In Galvao’s first title defense he would loose the title to Dantas, who was coming off a unanimous decision win over Mike Richman, also by unanimous decision. Warren following the loss to Galvoa would rebound with a unanimous decision win over LC Davis. Next Warren would get submitted by Darrion Caldwell in a number 1 contenders bout. Caldwell not wanting to sit on the sidelines fought an suffered a 3rd round submission loss to Joe Taimanglo. Warren would rebound from the Caldwell loss by handing Sirwan Kakai his third straight loss, submitting the Swed with a guillotine choke in the 3rd round. Somehow after that Joe Warren who’s 2-2 in his last 4 has been given yet another title shot and Joe Taimanglo who’s on a 4 fight win streak an submitted the real number 1 contender, is a forgotten man.
Bellator 166 will also see undefeated AJ McKee against the always exciting Emmanuel Sanchez.
The main event for Bellator 167 will see former Featherweight champion Pat Curran who’s coming off back to back decision wins over Emmanuel Sanchez and Georgi Karakhanyan, against Brazilian John Teixeira, who’s 3-0 in Bellator with split decision wins over Scott Cleve, Fabricio da Silva, and Gleristone Santos; and has won 7 of his last 8.
Both Events will take place at the Winstar World Casino & Resort
“Bellator 166: Main Card
BW Title: Eduardo Dantas (18-4) vs. Joe Warren (14-5)
FW: A.J. McKee (5-0) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3)
Bellator 167: Main Card
FW: Pat Curran (22-7) vs. John Teixeira (19-1-2)