Leandro Higo to Face Eduardo Dantas for Bantamweight Title at Bellator 177

Bellator 177 Results: Eduardo Dantas vs. Leandro Higo

Bellator 177 results from Budapest, Hungary

Bellator 177 takes place at the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary.  The main event was to be a title defense between bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas and challenger Leandro Higo, but the fight was changed to a non-title bout yesterday after Higo came in overweight.  Dantas won a split decision tonight.

Former Ultimate Fighter competitor Helen Harper put on an impressive first round against rising Ukrainian star Lena Ovchynnikova.  Harper transitioned from submission to submission in a clearly dominant opening stanza.  The second round however proved a different outcome.  The Ukrainian star battered and bloodied Harper and it was in between the second and third rounds that the fight was waved off.  Harper did not answer the bell and Ovchynnikova was declared the victor.

The card was held in coordination with Bellator Kickboxing 6. Talk about someone at the top of their game.  Jorina Baars is still undefeated with 41 wins.  41 wins, zero losses.  WOW!

Bellator 177 Results:
Champ Eduardo Dantas defeated Leandro Higo via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Daniel Weichel defeated John Teixeira via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lena Ovchynnikova defeated Helen Harper via TKO – Round 2, 5:00
Adam Borics def. Anthony Taylor via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:12

Bellator Kickboxing 6 Results:
Karim Ghajji defeated Zoltan Laszak via split decision (49-46, 50-45, 48-47)
Joe Schilling defeated Alexandru Negrea via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Raymond Daniels defeated Csaba Gyorfi via KO – Round 3, 0:37
Jorina Baars defeated Irene Martens (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Gabor Gorbics defeated Gabriel Varga via split decision (29-28, 30-28, 29-28)