Bellator MMA has finalized the fight card for Bellator 128 in Thackerville, OK earlier this afternoon. The main event of the evening will decide the true title holder of the Bantamweight division between champion Eduardo Dantas (16-3) and interim champion Joe Warren (11-3). Also included in the main card is the return of Michael “Venom” Page (6-0) vs. Nah-Shon Burrell (10-4) in the featured welterweight division fight. Who will make the biggest splash in Winstar World Casino on October 10th?
Dantas Vs. Warren
Warren’s game plan against Dantas is simply to: “Beat the Portuguese out of him, put him to sleep and have him dreaming in English!” Since his move down from featherweight, Warren has racked up an impressive four wins in a row earning the Bantamweight Title. Warren’s NCAA Division 1 All-American wrestling experience will be a crucial component against the submission expertise of Dantas. “Dudu” is a shooto veteran, and it shows in his 6 submission victories of his career. If the standing battle makes its way to the ground between these two bantamweights, it’s anybody’s guess who will leave the arena with the belt.
Michael “Venom” Page vs. Nah-Shon Burrell
The MVP Michael “Venom” Page (6-0) will be looking for his seventh consecutive victory in the Bellator arena. His six victories have come by 3 TKO’s, 1 KO, and 2 submissions all in the first round. Page has proven versatile in all aspects of his MMA game, but his kickboxing experience will be the deadliest weapon in his arsenal against Nah-Shon Burrell. Page may have more wins, but Burrell has the greater fight experience coming into the main card matchup. He’s made his way through the trenches of XFC, Strikeforce, the UFC, and will now be heading into his third Bellator fight against Page. Burell will be extremely motivated to secure a win after his 1st round knockout loss against Andrey Koreshkov, and defeating Page could be his ticket to welterweight success.
Bellator 128 kicks off at 9E/8C on October 10th on Spike TV. Here’s the full lineup of the night:
Bantamweight Title Fight: Eduardo Dantas (16-3) vs. Joe Warren (11-3)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Michael Page (6-0) vs. Nah-Shon Burrell (10-4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Tiger Sarnavskiy (28-2) vs. John Gunderson (35-16)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Bubba McDaniel (22-8) vs. Emiliano Sordi (12-4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: J.C. Cottrell (12-2) vs. Jonathan Gary (10-4)
Welterweight Feature Fight: William Florentino (5-3) vs. Cortez Coleman (10-6)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Treston Thomison (8-2) vs. Cody Walker (3-2)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Johnathan Martinez (1-0) vs. Brandon Seyler (2-1-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Danny Sykora (7-4) vs. Jason Sampson (10-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Emmanuel Sanchez (8-1) vs. Stephen Banaszak (3-3)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Andreas Michailidis (5-1) vs. Jason Butcher (7-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: John Teixeira (16-1) vs. TBD