Bellator 111: Eduardo Dantas Taps Out Anthony Leone to Defend Bantamweight Crown
By FCF Staff
After dropping the opening round to Anthony Leone tonight at Bellator 111 in Thackerville, Oklahoma, Eduardo Dantas came back to defend the bantamweight title with a highlight reel submission win.
Dantas ended a scramble in round two, and the card’s main event, by securing a fight ending, rear-naked-choke. The victory was the Nova Uniao fighter’s second title defense.
Here are the official results for Bellator 111, which was hosted by the WinStar World Casino.
Eduardo Dantas def. Anthony Leone via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 2:04
Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round
Lavar Johnson def. Ryan Martinez via TKO (punches) R1, 4:22
Siala Siliga def. Peter Graham via submission (head and arm choke) R3, 2:31
Alexander Volkov def. Mark Holota via TKO (punches) R1, 1:21
Blagoi Ivanov def. Rich Hale via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Cortez Coleman def. Daniel Miller via verbal submission (strikes) R2, 4:49
Javy Ayala def. Eric Prindle via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) R3, 2:05
Abdul Razak def. Matt Jones via TKO (strikes) R1, 1:23
Brent Primus def. Chris Jones via TKO (strikes) R1,1:45