Bellator 65 Recap and Results

Tonight Bellator 65 debuted featuring a Bantamweight championship bout between Eduardo Dantas and the popular champion Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky. With both fighters sporting only two losses apiece, this was supposed to be a hotly contested affair. However, the fight found Dantas showcasing his impressive BJJ skills with submission attempts in the first round. Ultimately Dantas secured a beautiful arm-triangle choke in the second round to win the belt, leaving Makovsky unconscious in the process. The victory was an impressive way to gain his first major title in MMA. Other bouts on the card included a co-main event unanimous decision win by Daniel Straus over Mike Corey, and another decision victory by Marcos Galvao over Ed West.

Bellator 65: Makovsky vs. Dantas Complete Results (via

Eduardo Dantas def. Zach Makovsky by submission (arm-triangle choke )

Daniel Straus def. Mike Corey via unanimous decision

Marcos Galvao def. Ed West via unanimous decision

Luis Alberto Nogueira def. Alexis Vila via unanimous decision

Kenny Foster def. Jay Haas via submission (guillotine choke)

E.J. Brooks def. Mikhail Malyutin via unanimous decision

Lyman Good def. LeVon Maynard via KO

Will Martinez def. Terrell Hobbs via submission (rear-naked choke)

Scott Heckman def. Lester Caslow via submission (rear-naked choke)

Duane Bastress def. Plinio Cruz via TKO

Kris McCray def. Ailton Barbosa via split decision

  • KeithFarrell

    Good main card. First fight was a fun fight and Galvao deserved the win.

    Eduardo Dantas really showed what he’s made of tonight, outclassing the world class grappler on the feet and on the ground. Nova Uniao providing another world champion that is definitely top 10 BW.

  • KeithFarrell

    IMO Zach Makovsky is too small for BW and would benefit if he could fight at Flyweight somewhere, he just seemed to small and not powerful enough against someone as skilled as him. Now that he is out of his champion’s clause he might be able to move to the UFC to fight at Flyweight.