Bellator MMA will return to WinStar World Casino on Friday, October 10thfor Bellator 128 live on Spike TV as Bantamweights Eduardo Dantas and Joe Warren meet to unify the 135 lbs. Bellator Bantamweight Title in the main event of the evening. The night will also feature the return of “MVP” himself Michael Page, as the welterweight battles Nah-Shon Burrell.
The event will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST on Spike TV. The preliminary card will be streamed live and free on Spike.com beginning at 7 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. CST. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the WinStar World Casino Box Office.
Originally scheduled to fight in May of 2014, Dantas withdrew from the fight with a head injury that forced the rising bantamweight out of action for nearly six months. With the injury, former Bantamweight Champion Joe Warren was awarded the Bellator Interim Title after his defeats over Nick Kirk, Travis Marx and Rafael Silva. Finally set to unify the title, Dantas and Warren have engaged in a war of words since May and both have their sights set on becoming the undisputed Bellator Bantamweight Champion.
“This boy has been running his mouth and talking shit on social media for months,” Warren said. “He’s made this fight very personal for me and my family. My plan is to beat the Portuguese out of him, put him to sleep and have him dreaming in English! He backed out of the last fight a week before. I am the Bellator World Champion. The belt is on my waist. If he wants it back he can try to come get it! October 10th The Baddest Man will break another Brazilian in the Bellator cage. I’m an unstoppable force and the Baddest Man On The Planet is on a Mission!”
“There isn’t a bigger loud mouth than Joe Warren,” Dantas said. “He can talk all he wants, I’m going to rip his head off anyway. I think about the fight 24 hours a day, I want to show the world what a lie he is, and how he is a fraud.”
Known across MMA as one of the most dynamic fighters in the sport, Michael “Venom” Page will return to the Bellator cage and look to keep his undefeated record intact when he faces Nah-Shon Burrell in a welterweight affair. Page has turned into must see TV every time he steps in cage, and is looking to take the next step forward in his career with a victory over Burrell.
“The time is now for my return to the Bellator cage,” Page said. “The one and only ‘MVP’ is back, hands down and ready to go.”
Submission ace and Russian phenom Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy will return to action to take on Bellator newcomer and MMA veteran John “Guns” Gunderson in lightweight action. Currently riding a three fight win streak, Sarnavskiy brings in a dominating 28-2 record into the Bellator cage including 23 finishes. A thirteen year veteran of the sport, Gunderson will put his talents to the test against the rising Sarnavskiy, and will be looking to collect one of the biggest victories of his long career.
The night will be rounded out with Texas native Bubba McDaniel will step back into the Bellator cage when he takes on Middleweight newcomer Emiliano Sordi. A native of Argentina, Sordi was discovered during Bellator Latin American open tryouts, and is now getting his chance to shine on Spike TV in the biggest fight of his career.
Full fight card information will be made available in the coming weeks.
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)