Bellator 156 “Galvao vs. Dantas” comes to Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., on June 17, 2016. The main event that night is a bantamweight rematch between current champion Marcos Galvao and former champion Eduardo Dantas.
To bolster the main card on Spike that night, Bellator recently announced that Chris “The Cutt” Honeycutt (7-1) will move up to middleweight to take a fight with Mikkel Parlo (13-2).
Honeycutt was flawless in Bellator until he was defeated by Paul Bradley in 40 seconds in a rematch. Even though he returned to his winning ways at Bellator 153 against Matt Secor, Honeycutt will attempt a smaller weight cut and return to the class where he was once the UPC Unlimited champion.
Parlo hasn’t been seen in Bellator since beating Johnny Cisneros by unanimous decision over two years ago. He was within a hair’s breadth of winning a Bellator middleweight tournament but ran into a wrecking ball named Brennan Ward in the finals.
Bellator also announced two new preliminary bouts for Fresno and the updated line-up for Bellator 156 is below.
Bellator 156 “Galvao vs. Dantas 2” (Spike TV):
Bantamweight Title: Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) vs. Eduardo Dantas (17-4)
Welterweight: Chidi Njokuani (14-4) vs. Douglas Lima (26-6)
Middleweight: Brandon Halsey (9-1) vs. John Salter (11-3)
Middleweight: Chris Honeycutt (7-1) vs. Mikkel Parlo (13-2)
Bellator 156 “Prelims” Card (Spike.com):
Middleweight: A.J. Matthews (8-4) vs. Ben Reiter (16-1)
Welterweight: Ricky Rainey (11-4) vs. Thiago Jambo (18-4)
Light Heavyweight: Jermaine McDermott (2-0) vs. Blake Watkins (5-0)
140 lbs.: Paul Ruiz (6-4) vs. Christian Navarro (5-0)
Heavyweight: Javy Ayala (8-5) vs. TBD
Lightweight: Nick Bustamante (5-1) vs. Antoine Smith (3-5)
Lightweight: C.J. Keith (8-3) vs. Carrington Banks (4-0)
Featherweight: Justin Smitley (10-7) vs. Chris Avila (4-2)
Light Heavyweight: John Paul Elias (3-0) vs. Jose Cabesas (5-8)
Heavyweight: Chris Lewis (0-0) vs. TBD
Lightweight Luis Jauregui (3-2) vs. Ryan Tobar (3-2)
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