Bellator 65 Thoughts

  • Eduardo Dantas dominated Zach Makovsky in a way that I did not anticipate. I was expecting a close tight five round battle. Dantas’ striking was at a much higher level, and so was his grappling. Makovsky is no joke on the ground, he is really great on the ground and Dantas went through him like a hot knife through better. Total domination, great arm triangle to seal the deal. Dantas is a legit top ten bantamweight, he may one day be the best bantamweight.
  • Daniel Straus did a good job with Mike Corey, got the win the way he usually does, by decision. Solid fight, a few nice moments.
  • Nogueira vs Vila was a huge¬†disappointment. Vila came into Bellator on such a hot moment, by knocking out Joe Warren in brutal fashion. Since then he hasn’t been able to deliver on the potential I had hoped. Vila fights kinda weird, like he just sort of improvises in there with no thought or strategy. Nogueira was the much superior fighter.
  • Really liked Galvao-West, thought it was great. Galvao outgrappled and outstriked him for a good portion of the fight. West has a geeky style that makes fights seem even more fun. Galvao has grown into being such a good fighter, he should have a much better record than he does (too bad he got screwed against Joe Warren and Alexis Vila). Happy for Galvao.

Bellator 65 Results

Will Martinez Jr. defeated Terrell Hobbs via rear naked choke submission in Round 1 at 4:13.
Duane Bastress defeated Plinio Cruz via TKO in Round 2 at 2:52.
Eduardo Dantas defeated Zach Makovsky via arm-triangle submission in Round 2 at 3:26.
Daniel Straus defeated Mike Corey via unanimous decision.
Luis Nogueira defeated Alexis Villa via unanimous decision.
Marcos Galvao defeated Ed West via unanimous decision.
Scott Heckman defeated Lester Caslow via rear naked choke submission in Round 1 at 3:40.
Kris McCray defeated Ailton Barbosa via split decision.
Lyman Good defeated Levon Maynard via KO at 0:13 in Round 1.
E.J. Brooks defeated Mikhail Malyutin via unanimous decision.

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