On Friday afternoon, it was announced Zach Makovsky will defend his bantamweight crown against Eduardo Dantas at “Bellator 65.” The event takes place April 13th inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
“Our bantamweight division has been electrifying and has provided some of the best Bellator moments,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Zach and Eduardo are two of the greatest bantamweights in MMA today so this should be a really spectacular fight.”
Makovsky will be riding an eight-fight winning streak into the championship affair. “Fun Size” looks to make his first career title defense.
Dantas stormed through the Season 5 Middleweight Tournament to not only pocket a fat $100,000 check, but also first dibs at Makovsky’s crown.
Bellator 65 will also showcase the semifinals of Bellators Middleweight Tournament.
MTV2 broadcasts the main card at 8PM ET/PT.
Here is the show’s current roster:
Tim Carpenter vs. Ricardo Romero
Duane Bastress vs. Pino Cruz
Middleweight Semifinal Bout 2
Middleweight Semifinal Bout 1
Eduardo Dantas vs. Zach Makovsky (Bellator Bantamweight Champion)