Yuma, AZ. (October 22, 2011) — Alexis Vila and Eduardo Dantas both earned a place in the Bellator Bantamweight Tournament Finals after defeating their opponents by split decision from the Cocopah Resort and Casino at Bellator 55.
"I cannot wait to see this bantamweight final," Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. "Alexis Vila, an Olympic wrestler with dynamite in his hands, is a 40-year-old world-class athlete that is just now hitting his peak. Then you have a 22-year-old buzzsaw Eduardo Dantas, who is the top Bantamweight prospect in the world. It was a great night of fights at Cocopah and I expect a great final next month."
Vila and Marcos Galvao traded shots for three rounds and though Galvao landed a flurry of leg kicks and stiff jabs, the judges liked Vila's aggression and the power behind the punches. The Olympic wrestler wasn't able to finish a lot of takedowns but dictated the pace of the fight and two judges scored it for Vila 29-28 while one judge saw it 30-27 complet
This video is hosted from www.youtube.com
http://fightnetwork.com/ - Fight Network recaps Bellator 59 featuring Eduardo Dantas vs. Alexis Vila for Bellator's bantamweight tourney final and Thiago Santos vs. Eric Prindle in Bellator's heavywe watch video >>
http://fightnetwork.com/ - Fight Network previews Bellator 78 scheduled to take place October 26, 2012 featuring the Season Seven welterweight semifinals from Dayton, Ohio, USA. For additional cover watch video >>
http://fightnetwork.com/ - Fight Network previews Bellator 77 card, which takes place October 19, 2012. The card features the opening round of the season seven lightweight tournament, headlined by th watch video >>
This Friday - October 10th - Eduardo Dantas defends his Bantamweight title against "Baddest Man on the Planet" Joe Warren. Plus, Michael "Venom" Page returns! watch video >>
The old school meets the new tonight - October 10th - on Spike TV as Bantamweight World Champion Eduardo Dantas faces Interim Bantamweight World Champion Joe Warren to determine the undisputed champ watch video >>
Bellator 128 Highlights - Friday, October 10th - Joe Warren becomes the new Bantamweight World Champion. Michael Page earns a unanimous decision win against Nah-Shon Burrell & more! watch video >>
Highlights from Bellator 129 on October 17, 2014 where Paul Bradley takes it to the 3rd and final round with Josh Neer delivering 15 minutes of epic ground and pound. watch video >>
Official Weigh-ins from Bellator 129 on October 16th from the Mid-America Center - Council Bluffs, IA. watch video >>
This Friday, October 24th - Emanuel Newton will look to defend his title & possibly deliver another explosive KO against Linton Vassell live on Spike TV. After another spinning back fist win agains watch video >>
Official Weigh-ins for Bellator 130 airing October 24, 2014 live on Spike TV. watch video >>