Bellator bantamweight champion Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky and challenger Eduardo Dantas are set for their headlining bout at Bellator 65 this Friday, April 13th. Both fighters successfully made weight earlier today.
Bellator 65 takes place from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The main card also features two season six bantamweight quarterfinal bouts and a featherweight semifinal bout.
Makovsky (14-2) enters his first title defense riding an eight fight winning streak. He became Bellator’s inaugural bantamweight champion when he defeated Ed West by unanimous decision at Bellator 32 in October 2010. Makovsky has fought twice in non-title bouts since becoming champion with a technical knockout of Chad Robichaux and submission of Ryan Roberts.
Dantas (13-2) earned his shot at the bantamweight title by winning the Bellator season five tournament. Dantas, who trains at Nova Uniao in Brazil, would record victories over Wilson Reis, Ed West and Alexis Vila to capture the tournament.
Mike Corey and Daniel Straus will battle in the featherweight semifinal bout. The winner will square off against Marlon Sandro in the finals. The two bantamweight quarterfinal bouts will pit Ed West against Marcos Galvao and Alexis Vila against Luis Nogueira. They will look to join Hiroshi Nakamura and Travis Marx in the semifinals.
The main card for Bellator 65 will be televised live on MTV2 and EPIX HD with the preliminary card streaming on Spike.com.
Bellator 65 Weigh-in Results
Zach Makovsky (134.4) vs. Eduardo Dantas (135) – Bantamweight Championship
Mike Corey (145.6) vs. Daniel Straus (145.8) – Featherweight Semifinal
Luis Nogueira (135.4) vs. Alexis Vila (136) – Bantamweight Quarterfinal
Marcos Galvao (135) vs. Ed West (135.8) – Bantamweight Quarterfinal
Terrell Hobbs (155.4) vs. Will Martinez (153.8)
Pino Cruz (185) vs. Duane Bastress (185.2)
Lester Caslow (146) vs. Scott Heckman (146)
Ailton Barbosa (169.6) vs. Kris McCray (170.6)
LeVon Maynard (171.6) vs. Lyman Good (171)
Jay Haas (145.6) vs. Kenny Foster (145.6)
Mikhail Malyutin (155.3) vs. Emanuel Brooks (155.8)