On Friday, June 17, Belaltor MMA touched down in Fresno to bring fight fans Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 live from the Save Mart Center.

In the night’s main event, fans witnessed a bantamweight title rematch between reigning champion Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) against Eduardo Dantas (17-4). Also appearing in the co-main event, Chidi “Chidi Bang Bang” Njokuani (14-4) squared off against promotional newcomer Thiago Jambo Goncalves (18-4) in a welterweight bout. The main card also featureD a duo of electrifying middleweight showdowns, as former Fresno State University wrestler Brandon Halsey (9-1) met John Salter (11-3) and fan favorite Chris Honeycutt (7-1) challenged Mikkel Parlo (13-2).


Chris Honeycutt def. Mikkel Parlovia via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)

John Salter def. Brandon Halsey via submission (triangle choke) Rd. 1, 4:03

Chidi Njokuani def Thiago Jambo Goncalves via KO Rd. 3, 2:39

Eduardo Dantas def. Marcos Galvao via unanimous decision(50-45, 50-44, 50-43) to win the Bellator MMA bantamweight title


Main Card

(C) Marcos Galvao vs. Eduardo Dantas – for Bellator MMA bantamweight title
Thiago Jambo Goncalves vs. Chidi Njokuani
Brandon Halsey vs. John Salter
Chris Honeycutt vs. Mikkel Parlo

Preliminary Card

Ben Reiter def. A.J. Matthews via unanimous decision (30-26 x3)

Jermaine McDermott vs. Blake Watkins

Christian Buron-Navarro vs. Paul Ruiz
Javy Ayala vs. Roy Boughton
Nick Bustamante vs. Antoine Smith
Carrington Banks def. C.J. Keith* via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
Jose Cabezas vs. John Paul Elias
Chris Lewis vs. Myron Smith
Luis Jauregui vs. Ryan Tobar

*Keith missed weight and the bout was contested at a 165 lb. catchweight.