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.