‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ returns as Joe Warren meets Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas in the main event of Bellator 128 at the WinStar World Casino on October 10th in Thackerville, OK.

Dantas (16–3), currently the number eight ranked bantamweight according to The MMA Corner fighter rankings, is coming off an impressive second round submission victory over Anthony Leone  in the main event of Bellator 111 in March. Prior to this win, fans saw the champion successfully defend his belt against Marcos Gavaõ with a second round knockout victory at Bellator 89. He enters the bout with a Bellator record of 6-0.

The night will also feature the return of fan favorite Michael Page, as the welterweight battles Nah-Shon Burrell in the co-main event.

Page (6-0), is coming off a dominant first round knockout victory over Ricky Rain at Bellator 120, the organizations innagrual pay-per-view event. This gave ‘Venom’ first round stoppage victories in all six of his professional victories, including four by way of knockout.

His opponent Burrell (10-4) is coming off a first round knockout loss to Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 112 in March. Prior to this loss the former UFC and Strikeforce veteran walked away with a unanimous decision victory over Jesus Martinez at Bellator 108.

Kicking off the Spike.com portion of the night will be a battle of Bellator newcomers  and Oklahoma natives J.C. Cottrell and Jonathan Gary.  Gary has won three of his previous four fights and has recorded nine wins by KO or submission. Cottrell is coming off a first round submission victory and has posted seven of his 12 professional wins by submission.

Five-time Bellator veteran Cortez Coleman will return to the bright lights and battle William Florentino. Known for his ability to finish fights, Coleman has recorded seven wins by KO or submission, five in the first round. Florentino is ready to get back into the cage after grabbing a decision victory against Guillermo Martinez Ayme in his Bellator debut at Bellator 121 and with four of his five wins coming by submission, Florentino will look to his ground game to take down Coleman..

Oklahoma’s own Treston Thomison will face Cody Walker in a featherweight fight. Walker has recorded all three of his professional wins by submission, but after falling short in his Bellator debut at B121 Walker is looking for redemption against Thomison on October 10th. Thomison has won four of his previous five fights all by first round KO or submission and is looking for the finish against Walker in front of his home state crowd.

Rounding out the preliminary card will be a featherweight battle between Emmanuel Sanchez and Stephen Banaszak and former middleweight tournament semifinalist Jason Butcher will meet Andreas Michailidis under the Bellator banner.

Full fight card listed below.

Main Card:

  • 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)

Preliminary Card:

  • Lightweight Feature Fight: J.C. Cottrell (12-2) vs. Jonathan Gary (10-4)
  • Welterweight Feature Fight: William Florentino (5-3) vs. Cortez Coleman (10-6)
  • Featherweight Feature Fight: Treston Thomison (8-2) vs. Cody Walker (3-2)
  • Flyweight Feature Fight: Johnathan Martinez (1-0) vs. Brandon Seyler (2-1-1)
  • Lightweight Feature Fight: Danny Sykora (7-4) vs. Jason Sampson (10-1)
  • Featherweight Feature Fight: Emmanuel Sanchez (8-1) vs. Stephen Banaszak (3-3)
  • Middleweight Feature Fight: Andreas Michailidis (5-1) vs. Jason Butcher  (7-1)
  • Featherweight Feature Fight: John Teixeira (16-1) vs. TBD

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 & Resort Box Office.

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