Bellator Books Eduardo Dantas-Marcos Galvao Bantamweight Title Bout for Feb. 14 in Charlotte
will put his Bellator Fighting Championships
bantamweight title on the line for the first time when he faces
The event takes place Feb. 14 at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte,
N.C., and the evening’s main card airs live on Spike TV. The
Dantas-Galvao booking was first reported by MMAJunkie.com, and
Sherdog.com verified the matchup with a source close to the bout on
Thursday. The promotion has announced neither the pairing nor the
event as of yet.
Dantas, 23, captured Bellator’s bantamweight strap in April,
submitting then-champion Zach
Makovsky with a second-round arm-triangle at Bellator 65. The
victory came on the heels of “Dudu’s” triumph in the Season 5
bantamweight tournament, which saw the Brazilian best Wilson Reis,
and Alexis Vila
to earn his crack at “Fun Size.” Most recently, Dantas was knocked
out by underdog Tyson Nam at a
Shooto Brazil event on Aug. 25.
Though Galvao represents Nova Uniao, he does not train in Brazil
alongside Dantas, instead living in New York City to train with
former Shooto and Cage Rage champion Vitor
Ribeiro. “Loro” saw his opportunity to face Dantas in the
Season 5 finals lost when he was edged by Vila in the semis via
split decision. The 31-year-old responded to the setback by winning
the Season 6 tournament, outpointing West and Travis Marx
before stopping Luis
Alberto Nogueira on Aug. 24 to become Bellator’s new No. 1
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