Bellator 156 took place last night and we’ve got all the results for you below.
In the main event of the evening, Eduardo Dantas dominated Marcos Galvao over the course of five rounds to become Bellator’s new bantamweight champion.
The early rounds were somewhat competitive, but Dantas was always in control in the striking battle, and as the fight progressed he began to assert his dominance more and more. By mid-way through the third round he had succeeded in almost swelling Galvao’s right eye completely shut as he bossed the striking action.
Galvao had no quit in him, but in the championship rounds he just took a beating from Dantas, and the decisive nature of his performance was reflected in the eventual scorecards, which handed him a unanimous decision victory (50-45, 50-44, 50-43).
Check out all the results from last night’s Bellator 156 event below.
Eduardo Dantas def Marcos Galvao via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-43)
Chidi Njokuani def. Thiago Jambo Goncalves via knockout (body kick, punches) – Round 3, 2:39
John Salter def. Brandon Halsey via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:03
Chris Honeycutt def. Mikkel Parlo via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Ben Reiter def. A.J. Matthews via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Carrington Banks def. C.J. Keith via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
Jermaine McDermott def Blake Watkins via TKO – Round 1, 0:20
Paul Ruiz def. Christian Buron-Navarro via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Javy Ayala def. Roy Boughton via TKO – Round 1, 3:02
Nick Bustamante def. Antoine Smith via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Jose Cabezas def. John Paul Elias via knockout – Round 1, 0:25
Chris Lewis def. Myron Smith via TKO – Round 1, 4:48
Luis Jauregui def. Ryan Tobar via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)