Joe Warren (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

Bellator 128 Results: Warren Edges Dantas to Unify Bantamweight Title

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 beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card aired live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.

Joe Warren def. Eduardo Dantas by unanimous decision (48-47 x3) – bantamweight title unification bout
Michael Page def. Nah-Shon Burrell by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Tiger Sarnavskiy def. Dakota Cochrane by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:32
Emiliano Sordi def. Bubba McDaniel by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 0:58
Cortez Coleman def. Will Florentino by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Jason Butcher def. Michailidis by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:28
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Stephen Banaszak by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:18
John Teixeira def. Scott Cleve by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Johnny Cottrell def. Jonathan Gary by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 3:38
Brandon Seyler def. Demario Cade by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:25
Cody Walker def. Treston Thomison by knockout (head kick). Round 2, 4:59
Jason Sampson def. Danny Sykora by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)