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Saturday, Apr 14, 2012

Eduardo Dantas Takes Out Zach Makovsky to Become Bellator Champ

Dantas celebrating his championship win

By FCF Staff

Eduardo Dantas laid claim to Bellator’s bantamweight championship tonight in Atlantic City, by leaving Zach Makovsky unconscious with a second round, arm-triangle-choke.

With the win, the rising fighter became the first man in nine bouts to defeat Makovsky, who saw his record fall to 14-3. The 23 year-old Dantas has now gone undefeated in four Bellator appearances and carries a record of 14-2.

Here are the results from tonight’s Bellator 65 card.

Bantamweight Championship
Eduardo Dantas def. Zach Makovsky via submission (arm-triangle choke) – R2, 3:26

Featherweight Tournament Semifinal
Daniel Straus def. Mike Corey via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinals
Luis Nogueira def. Alexis Vila via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Marcos Galvao def. Ed West via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card
Duane Bastress def. Plinio Cruz via TKO (strikes) – R2, 2:52
Will Martinez def. Terrell Hobbs via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 4:13
Scott Heckman def. Lester Caslow via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:40
Kris McCray def. Ailton Barbosa via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lyman Good def. LeVon Maynard via KO (punch) – R1, 0:13
E.J. Brooks def. Mikhail Malyutin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

posted by FCF Staff @ 2:15 am
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