- 15-3 MMA / 5-0 Bellator Record
- Won 8 of Last 9 Fights
- Notable Wins: Wilson Reis, Marcos Galvao, Zach Makovsky
- 13-6 MMA / 3-3 Bellator Record
- Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
- Notable Wins: Claudio Ledesma, Zack Makovsky, Frank Baca
March 7th, 2014
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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.
With an injury to Rafael Silva, Anthony Leone gets the opportunity of a lifetime, a shot at a Bellator world title. He made the finals of last year’s summer series with a third round submission of former KOTC champion, Frank Baca at Bellator 97. Leone met Silva in the final, but lost a unanimous decision.