The Bellator Bw champion Eduardo Dantas entered this fight with a professional mma record of 19-4-0 (53% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Cody Garbrandt). ‘Dudu’ Dantas lost to Joe Warren in their first fight in 2014 (=Dantas vs Warren) but then he has won over Mike Richman (=Dantas vs Richman) , Marcos Galvao (=Galvao vs Dantas 2) and he took revenge on Warren last year (=Dantas vs Warren 2).
His opponent, Leandro Higo, has an official record of 17-2-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.34 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss when he faced Iliarde Santos in 2012, since then he has won eight consecutive fights beating Steven Peterson in 2017. Eduardo Dantas vs Leandro Higo, main event of Bellator 177, is valid for the Bellator bantamweight title (Dantas’ second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 177: Dantas vs Higo
Where: Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
Title: Bellator Bantamweight Championship
Dantas’ previous fight: Eduardo Dantas vs Joe Warren 2
Dantas’ next fight: Eduardo Dantas vs Darrion Caldwell
Dantas vs Higo Fight Video:
Official video (USA)