On Friday, Dec. 2, Bellator MMA hosted its 166th event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The event is the first of back-to-back events by the promotion, with Bellator 167 taking place Saturday, Dec. 3, from the same location.

In the night’s main event, bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas took on former two-division champion Joe Warren for the second time. The pair met previously at Bellator 128 with Warren dethroning the Brazilian of the title by unanimous decision. Warren would lose the belt to Marcos Galvão in his first defense, allowing Dantas to recapture the title by defeating his countryman.

Also on the main card, the aforementioned Galvão took on WEC veteran L.C. Davis in a pivotal bantamweight contest.


The action kicked off Friday with a live preliminary card steam on Combat Press at 7:15 p.m. ET. The night’s main card aired on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

Eduardo Dantas def. Joe Warren by majority decision (47-47, 49-44, 48-46) – for bantamweight title
A.J. McKee def. Ray Wood by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-25, 30-27)
Marcos Galvão def. L.C. Davis by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Chris Honeycutt def. Ben Reiter by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
Gregory Babene def. Emiliano Sordi by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:11
Treston Thomison def. Dawond Pickney by submission (armbar). Round 1, 0:51
Derrick Adkins def. Chris Jones by submission (d’arce choke). Round 2, 4:09
Kinny Spotwood def. John King by unanimous decision

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Bryan Henderson became a fan of MMA in the late '90s when he happened upon the early UFC events on VHS at a local video rental store. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2007 before becoming an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog. He went on to become a staff writer and the Features Manager for MMA DieHards before moving on to The MMA Corner, where he assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief. Bryan left The MMA Corner in 2014 and founded Combat Press along with two of his colleagues. In addition to covering mixed martial arts, Bryan also operated the Modified Mind body modification e-zine website for more than a decade.

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