Bellator fighters react to Joe Warren losing the bantamweight title due to a verbal submission

Marcos Galvao became the fourth Bellator bantamweight champion in the history of the promotion on Friday night in Oklahoma as he defeated Joe Warren by verbal submission in the second round.

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Bellator – Eric Coleman

During the opening round, Warren looked to take the fight to the ground and was credited with three takedowns. Galvao was able to get the fight back to the fight after all of those takedowns and Warren took the opening round.

In what would end up being the final round, the fighters would have a scramble on the mat and Galvao would end up locking up a knee bar. Warren would end up screaming and referee John McCarthy called the fight due to the verbal tap.

Do current Bellator fighters agree with the stoppage? Check out how some of them responded to the stoppage on Twitter below.