Dantas Defends Bantamweight Crown In Bellator 111 Main Event


Brazilian vs. Brazilian for the Bantamweight title will headlined Bellator 111, on March 7, at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville,Oklahoma; with 2013 Summer Series winner Rafael Silva (21-3) challenging reigning cahampion Eduardo Dantas (15-3).

Silva has won 13 consecutive fights including submitting Rodrigo Lima and bettering Anthony Leone by decision to win the summer series mini tournament.

Dantas is 8-1 in his last 9 contests. In his last 3 fights Dantas has submitted Zach Makovsky to capture the Bellator Bantamweight crow, then In a fight under the shoot Brazil banner Dantas was quickly knocked out by Tyson Nam, and then most recently defend his title by knocking out his jiu jitu mentor and friend; season 6 tournament winner Marcos Galvao.

Also being featured at Bellator 111 will be the season 10 Heavyweight tournament quarterfinals with former Bellator Heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov (19-4) vs. 2-time tournament vet Mark Holata (12-4), UFC vet Lavar Johnson (17-8) vs. 2013 Summer Series tournament finalist Ryan Martinez (10-3), season 9 tournament finals late replacement Peter Graham (9-6) vs. heavy hitting Siala- Mou Siliga “Mighty Mo” (5-2), and Sambo master Blagoi Ivanov (9-0) vs. 2-time 2-weight class tournament finalist Richard Hale (21-6-1).


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