Bellator 65 Moment – Eduardo Dantas Captures Belt (Fight Video)


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

In the Bellator 65 main event of the evening, the Bellator Bantamweight Championship was on the line as Philadelphia native and Bellator bantamweight champion Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky made the first title defense of his career in front of family and friends against Season Five Bantamweight Tournament Champion, Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas.

In one of the most dominant performances of his career, Dantas showed why many considered him a Brazilian prodigy. Dantas landed strikes early to the body and head, and appeared to be controlling the action early until Makovsky was able to land a controlled takedown. However, off his back, Dantas was continually threatening with submissions throughout the round.

In the second, Dantas demonstrated just how well rounded he really is. With Makovsky attempting a takedown, “Dudu” hit a beautiful switch that had his opponent on his back. From the top position, Dantas was able to batter Makovsky with strikes, opening him up to a brilliant arm triangle. Despite his best efforts to grip his own leg and avoid the submission, Dantas was able to apply enough pressure to force Makovsky unconscious at 3:26 of the second round.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 5 days ago
  • 13 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- There can only be one Bellator bantamweight champion. Eduardo Dantas and Joe Warren, Bellator champion and interim champion, respectively, will square off for the undisputed 135-pound title in September, Dantas’ coach and manager Andre Pederneiras said during a media day at Nova Uniao on Wednesday. "September," Pederneiras said when asked when Dantas will fight again. "He has a fight scheduled, but I don’t have the exact date of the fight." Dantas (16-3) defended his title for more

  • 2 days ago
  • 162 views

SAN JOSE – Bobby Green may have out-punked “The Punk.” Check out the video highlights of his win over Josh Thomson. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos more

  • 25 days ago
  • 33 views

LAS VEGAS – Check out the full media scrum with UFC 175 women’s bantamweight challenger Alexis Davis from Las Vegas.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos more

  • 24 days ago
  • 45 views

If you didn't see it the first time around with the rest of the world, you'll want to check out Chris Weidman's knockout of Anderson Silva, the fight that earned him the UFC middleweight championship. more

  • 24 days ago
  • 52 views

Chris Weidman will finally defend his middleweight title against a man not named Anderson Silva when he puts the 185-pound strap on the line against Lyoto Machida in the main event of tonight's (Sat., July 5, 2014) UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. more

  • 24 days ago
  • 109 views

In the co-main event of tonight's (Sat., July 5, 2014) UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" pay-per-view (PPV) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ronda Rousey defends her bantamweight championship against the latest toughest challenge to date, Alexis Davis. more

  • 24 days ago
  • 26 views

Before Ronda Rousey defends against Alexis Davis at UFC 175, check out her first fight in the Octagon, where she tapped out Liz Carmouche to kick off women's MMA in the UFC. more

  • 23 days ago
  • 72 views

Chris Weidman competes at UFC 175 to defend his middleweight title, but first, watch the fight which got him the championship. more

  • 23 days ago
  • 77 views

Justin Gaethje successfully defended his Lightweight title at the expense of one-armed mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation, Nick Newell, in the main event of WSOF 11 at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., earlier this afternoon (Sat., July 5, 2014). Gaethje found a home for his overhand right and kept slinging it, cutting open Newell before finishing him for the first time ever in round two. For detailed punch-by-punch coverage, as well as complete WSOF 11 results from the NBC broadcast, click h more