Bellator 128 is officially in the books and history was made as former Greco-Roman World Champion, Joe Warren, became the first Bellator fighter to win undisputed world titles in two weight classes.
Warren utilized his world class wrestling to grind out a hard-fought victory over Eduardo Dantas in the main event at the Winstar World Casino in Thakerville, OK. While Dantas was able to find success during various stages of the bout, Warren’s relentless wrestling and opportunistic striking were enough to earn him the unanimous decision victory.
In the night’s co-main event, English striker Michael “Venom” Page, kept his perfect record intact. Nah-Shon Burrell took Page out of the first round for the first time in his young career. Burrell kept the pressure on the freestyle kickboxer, but he was unable to mount any kind of offense in the process. Page’s outside striking and takedown defense were good enough to earn him a unanimous decision.
While Page is still unbeaten, Burrell laid out the road map for future competitors to derail the Englishman’s hype train. On the outside, Page is as dangerous as they come, but his short striking game needs a lot of work. Elite wrestlers are going to be able to close the distance on him and grind him down to the ground.
Rounding out Bellator 128’s main card was a middleweight bout between Emiliano Sordi and Bubba McDaniel, along with a catchweight bout between Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy and Dakota Cochrane.
Sordi put the Bellator middleweight division on notice, finishing McDaniel with a guillotine choke in just under one minute of the very first round. McDaniel is a savvy, tough veteran and on paper, the toughest matchup of the Argentinian’s young career, but Sordi made it look easy; capitalizing on McDaniel’s mistake of leaving his neck exposed.
The most impressive performance of the evening, though, was Sarnavskiy’s destruction of Cochrane. With explosive power and a varied attack, Sarnavskiy hurt Cochrane early and often before dropping him midway through the first round and slapping on a rear naked choke to finish. Sarnavskiy is a scary good striker and Bellator might have a real superstar in their midst.

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