Report: Eduardo Dantas Campaigning for Immediate Rematch With Joe Warren
By FCF Staff
After losing the Bellator bantamweight title to Joe Warren last Friday, in what was a memorable and competitive scrap, Eduardo Dantas is reportedly calling for an immediate rematch.
Dantas and Warren squared off at Bellator 128, and the latter largely relied on his renowned wrestling game to score a unanimous decision win. In a follow up report from MMA Fighting.com, the 25 year-old Dantas made the following case, as to why he should challenge for the belt next:
“I want this rematch. I want to fight him again,” said Dantas. “I believe I deserve it because I was the champion for two years, I waited for Bellator to do tournaments so I could fight again, and defended my title twice. And I don’t think he defeated me convincingly. We need to fight again. He really is a tough athlete, but he didn’t defeat me convincingly.
Warren also landed an illegal kick in round five, but Dantas acknowledged that the American “did everything right”, and that he himself, didn’t “fight well.”
Dantas (16-4) had gone undefeated in his first six Bellator fights. The only other man to defeat Dantas since 2009 is Tyson Nam, who KO’d him at a Shooto card in 2012.
Prior to facing Warren, “Dudu” tapped out Anthony Leone at Bellator 111 in March.