December Heats Up With Two Consecutive Bellator Events


For the first time in Bellator history, the promotion will air live cards on back-to-back nights from the same venue.

Starting December 2 with Bellator 166 and a bantamweight title fight between champion Eduardo Dantas and Joe Warren, the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma will be home to several fights.

On December 3, Pat Curran takes on John Teixeira in the main event of Bellator 167.

Both cards will air live on Spike Sports beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

Dantas will look to defend his belt for the first time this year after besting Marcos Galvao to re-claim the title. The elusive Brazilian enters the contest having won 11 of his past 13 bouts, including seven finishes, giving him a total of 10 stoppages over his 18 career victories.

Warren, the only two-division champion in Bellator history, will be looking to duplicate his success against the feisty Dantas, after defeating him in a five round, 25-minute bloodbath that took place in the same venue nearly two years ago.

Curran will enter the cage for the 17th time under the direction of the Scott Coker-led promotion, which will tie him with David Rickels for the most in the promotion’s history. On top of that, “Paddy Mike” will have the opportunity to join Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for the most wins in Bellator MMA history, with 13, if he can emerge victorious.

The 29-year-old Teixeira continues to make a name for himself in Bellator MMA’s featherweight division, as he makes his fourth appearance under the promotion’s direction. Similar to his opponent, Teixeira also steps into the cage on a recent string of success, having won three straight and seven of his last eight bouts, including a trio of first-round knockouts.


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