Eduardo Dantas (L) (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

Bellator 166: Dantas Edges Warren, McKee Dominates Wood

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