Eduardo Dantas vs Rafael Silva for Bantamweight Title Headlines Bellator 111

Eduardo Dantas

Eduardo Dantas

  • 15-3 MMA / 5-0 Bellator Record
  • Won 8 of Last 9 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Wilson Reis, Marcos Galvao, Zach Makovsky

Rafael Morcego Silva

Rafael Silva

  • 21-3 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
  • 13 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: John Lineker, Rodrigo Lima, Anthony Leone


Bellator 111

March 7th, 2014

Thackerville, Oklahoma

Winstar World Casino


Bantamweight champion, Eduardo Dantas defended his title for the first time at Bellator 89, knocking out friend and Nova Uniao teammate, Marcos Galvao in the second round. He’s now 5-0 under the Bellator banner, but suffered a upset knockout loss to Tyson Nam at a Shooto: Brazil event in August of 2012.

Rafael ‘Morcego’ Silva earned a shot at a world title after winning the Summer Series four-man bantamweight weight tournament last year, defeating Rodrigo Lima and Anthony Leone. He’s currently on an impressive thirteen-fight win streak, dating back to June of 2011.

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