Bellator 65 Results: Eduardo Dantas Chokes Out Zack Makovsky To Capture Bantamweight Title
65 took place at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey and featured the lighter weights on the main card on Friday night.
proved why he’s one of the most promising fighters from Nova Unoa as he submitted to win the Bellator bantamweight title in the main event. The first round saw Makovsky get a few takedowns but Dantas would land devastating roundhouse kicks to the mid section. Then in the second, it was Dantas that put the wrestler Makovsky on his back and choked Makovsky unconscious with an arm triangle choke to capture the Bellator bantamweight title.
In the co-main event, Daniel Straus moved on in the season 6tournament when he defeated Mike Corey via unanimous decision. Straus seemed to look on fire in the opening round and nearly finished the fight in the early stages, but somehow Corey held on. In the next round Corey was able to get a takedown but wasn’t able to do much as Straus would get up and score more points on the feet and control Corey against the cage. Straus seemed surprisingly fatigued in the third and Corey started getting some effective strikes in. Judges scored the fight 30-27, 29-28, and 29-28 in favor of Straus.
Bantamweights Luisand former Olympic bronze medalist competed in what could only be described as a snoozer. There really wasn’t much action in the first round other than a greatly timed takedown for Nogueira due to both men throwing strikes with caution. In the second round, Vila manged to score a few takedowns but Nogueira would scramble and they would continue their cautious striking affair with Nogueira getting a slight edge. Nogueira seemed to get more strikes off in the third and would get the nod via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Also on the main card, bantamweight Marcos Galvao would finally get the decision in his favor and move on in the tournament when he defeated Ed West. Galvao landed a powerful left in the first round that dropped West and scored a powerful takedown, but West would also land a powerful upkick. West made the second round very hard to score as both men would score kicks, and Galvao would score a takedown and West countered with a guillotine. The last round saw Galvao taking down West and also dropping West yet again, making the judges have it a lot easier to score it in his favor. The judges all scored it 30-27 for Galvao.
By Andrew Gladstone (Staff Writer)
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