Eduardo Dantas will defend his Bellator bantamweight title for the first time Thursday night, as both “Dudu” and challenger Marcos Galvao were cleared to competed at Wednesday’s Bellator 89 weigh-ins.

Dantas checked in at 134.6 pounds, while Galvao tipped the scales at 134.7. The two Nova Uniao representatives top the evening’s main card, which airs live on Spike TV and also features the quarterfinals of Bellator’s Season 8 middleweight tournament.

Bellator 89 takes place at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., and will see Mikkel Parlo (185.7) and Sultan Aliev (185.5) square off in a battle of undefeated talents, while tournament veterans Andreas Spang (186.0) and Brian Rogers (186.0) face Doug Marshall (185.5) and Dan Cramer (185.9), respectively. Rounding out the middleweight tournament field will be former welterweight competitor Brett Cooper (185.2), who meets French talent Norman Paraisy (185.8).

Bellator 89 Weigh-in Results:

Eduardo Dantas (134.6) vs. Marcos Galvao (134.7)
Mikkel Parlo (185.7) vs. Sultan Aliev (185.5)
Andreas Spang (186.0) vs. Doug Marshall (185.5)
Brett Cooper (185.5) vs. Norman Paraisy (185.8)
Brian Rogers (186.0) vs. Dan Cramer (185.9)
Tim Goodwin (135.9) vs. Mike Maldonado (135.9)
Chris Mierzwiak (170.5) vs. Johnny Buck (170.5)
Kyle Bolt (185.0) vs. Joseph Pacheco (185.9)
Aaron Johnson (185.5) vs. Brennan Ward (185.6)
David Mejia (264.3) vs. Mont McMullens (265.7)

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