On Friday, Oct. 10, Bellator MMA hosted its 128th event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.
In the night’s main event, the promotion unified its bantamweight title as reigning champion Eduardo Dantas clashed with interim title holder Joe Warren. The Brazilian Dantas had won six straight fights inside the Bellator cage, including wins over current UFC fighters Zach Makovsky and Wilson Reis. The 25-year-old had scored back-to-back stoppage wins over Marcos Galvao and Anthony Leone in his last two title defenses. Across the cage, Warren became the first, two-division title holder in the promotion’s history when he bested Rafael Silva in May. The 37-year-old former featherweight kingpin had won four straight fights leading into the bout.
The main card also featured undefeated British welterweight Michael Page against UFC and Strikeforce veteran Nah-Shon Burrell. The striking stalwart Page had yet to see the second round in his six-fight career, most recently demolishing Ricky Rainey in May. Burrell had alternated wins and losses since 2011, including a knockout loss to Andrey Koreshkov in his last outing.
The 12-fight event kicked off with a live stream of the preliminary card on Spike.com beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card aired live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.