Bellator 111 continues the tenth season of Bellator MMA and features the season’s first title fight as bantamweight champ Eduardo Dantas battles Anthony Leone. Dantas fought just once last year after suffering an upset loss to Tyson Nam outside of Bellator but has a 5-0 record in the promotion including his latest being his sole title defense.
Leone is a late replacement for his opponent in the summer series bantamweight tournament, Rafael Silva. He is 3-3 in Bellator and will vie not just for a positive record, but for Bellator gold.
The season 10 heavyweight tournament opening round also begins at Bellator 111 with former champion Alexander Volkov set to work his way back to the title.
Date and Location:
Bellator 111 takes place on Friday, March 7th at the WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma. It is the second show of their tenth season.
The weigh-ins take place at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT at the WinStar Casino. The fighters will be introduced by Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith and the event will be emceed by cage announcer Michael Williams. They are free and open to the public.
You can catch the weigh-in results here on SciFighting and visit back on fight night for complete coverage of the event including play-by-play and results.
Main Card (Spike TV) 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT
Bantamweight Title Fight: Eduardo Dantas (15-3) vs. Anthony Leone (13-6)
Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round
Heavyweight: Ryan Martinez (10-3) vs. Lavar Johnson (17-8)
Heavyweight: Peter Graham (9-6) vs. Mighty Mo (5-2)
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov (19-4) vs. Mark Holata (12-4)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com) 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT
Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round:
Heavyweight: Blagoi Ivanov (9-0) vs. Rich Hale (21-6)
Middleweight: Daniel Miller (4-1) vs. Cortez Coleman (9-5)
Heavyweight: Javy Ayala (6-3) vs. Eric Prindle (8-4)
Catchweight Feature Fight (190 lbs): Abdul Razak (1-0) vs. Matt Jones (4-6)
Lightweight: Brent Primus (4-0) vs. Chris Jones (8-2)
Bantamweight: Justin McNally (2-1) vs. Chris Gutierrez (1-1-1)
Featherweight: Treston Thomison (7-1) vs. Stephen Banaszak (2-1)
For complete coverage of Bellator 111 visit SciFighting.com