Even though there was only one stoppage on the Bellator 65 main card, most of the bouts were still entertaining. Here are the results of the Bellator 65 fight card, held on April 13, at the Boardwalk Hall Ballroom in Atlantic City, N.J.
Eduardo Dantas defeats Zach Makovsky
Dantas put up an impressive performance at Bellator 65, softening Makovsky in the opening round. In the second round, Dantas utilized his grappling skills a lot more, taking Makovsky to the ground and dishing out some vicious ground-and-pound. He eventually secured an arm-triangle, putting Makovsky to sleep and securing the Bellator bantamweight title.
Daniel Straus defeats Mike Corey
Straus quickly established his dominance in the first round, but he withered away in the second, allowing Corey to get back into the fight. The final round was really close, but Straus delivered the more damaging blows, earning his third consecutive unanimous decision. With the win, Straus advances to the final round of the season six featherweight tournament.
Luis Alberto Nogueira defeats Alexis Vila
Certainly not the most entertaining fight in the world, Vila didn’t really look like an Olympic medalist at Bellator 65, struggling a bit with his takedowns and top control. He didn’t fare much better in the striking department either, throwing wild shots and allowing Nogueira to counter. All three judges scored the fight 29-28 In favor of Nogueira.
Marcos Galvao defeats Ed West
Both men came out swinging, but Galvao landed the first telling blow, dropping West with a perfectly timed counter in the first round. Galvao was able to control the fight with his grappling, grinding his way to the unanimous decision.
Kenny Foster defeats Jay Haas (guillotine choke, round one)
Will Martinez Jr. defeats Terrell Hobbs (rear-naked choke, round one)
Duane Bastress defeats Plinio Cruz (TKO, round two)
Scott Heckman defeats Lester Caslow (rear-naked choke, round one)
Kris McCray defeats Ailton Barbosa (split decision)
Lyman Good defeats LeVon Maynard (KO, round one)
E.J. Brooks defeats Mikhail Malyutin (unanimous decision)