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Bellator 156 results: Eduardo Dantas bludgeons Marcos Galvao to reclaim bantamweight title

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In a bout where he was seeking redemption, former Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas would find that and more as he outclassed previous teammate Marcos Galvao at the Savemart Center in Fresno, California.

Both fighters opened orthodox, but right away Galvao took center of the cage. Dantas would resort to switching stances and pawing from the outside while Galvao peppered his former teammate with inside and outside leg kicks. Less than two minutes in, Dantas tried to score a front kick and nearly lost his balance, but managed to get back to his feet on in a fighting stance without much issue. Towards the end of the first, Dantas’s jab began to land with regularity, but not enough to back Galvao off of him.

In the second round, Dantas kicked things off by flashing his jab and trying to score with the occasional heavy combo, but early on, none seemed to really land. The former Bellator champion also began to respond to his former teammate by landing leg kicks of his own. Halfway through the round, Galvao made a lackluster attempt at a shot, but more than that, slowed down noticeably in terms of offensive output. As the round wore on, the outside leg kicks and right hand of Dantas slowly began to find the mark. The two would exchange three-punch combos, but it would be Dantas who would land more accurately.

Galvao came out aggressive in round three, but by this point, the speed and explosivity difference in favor of Dantas was apparent. The Nova Uniao bantamweight was able to both land and evade before Galvao was ever able to mount any sort of counter offensive. After the midway point of the round, Galvao’s right eye is badly swollen as Dantas plows forward with right jabs and straight lefts. By the end ….View full article

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