Bellator 156 took place on Friday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and was headlined by Eduardo Dantas reclaiming the Bellator bantamweight title with a decision victory over Marcos Galvao.
Along with Dantas regaining the bantamweight title in the main event, the main card on Spike featured Chidi Njokuani moving to 2-0 in Bellator with a knockout victory over Thiago Jambo in the co-main event of the fight card.
TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from last night’s fight card.
Dantas is now the fifth fighter in Bellator history to become a two-time champion (Eddie Alvarez, Pat Curran, Daniel Straus and Joe Warren).
Dantas has the most wins in Bellator bantamweight division history (7).
The defeat for Galvao snaps a four fight winning streak.
Njokuani is now unbeaten in his last seven fights (6-0, 1NC) and this is his first TKO/KO victory since 2013.
John Salter submitted Brandon Halsey in the first round via a triangle choke and he is now tied with multiple fighters for the second-most submissions in Bellator middleweight division history.
Chris Honeycutt won his Bellator middleweight debut with a decision victory over Mikkel Parlo and he is now 4-1, 1NC in Bellator.
Jermaine McDermott scored a TKO victory in 20-seconds against Blake Watkins and this is now the third-fastest win in Bellator light heavyweight division history.
Javy Ayala scored a TKO win over Roy Boughton in the first round and he is now tied with multiple fighters for the second-most TKO/KO wins in Bellator heavyweight division history.
Jose Cabezas is now tied with Attila Vegh for the fifth fastest victory in Bellator light heavyweight division history as he defeated John Pail Elias by knockout in 25-seconds.