Eduardo Dantas will be competing in Bellator 215 after all.

After losing originally scheduled rival Manny Vazquez to injury, Dantas (20-6) will currently face short-notice replacement Toby Misech (11-6) in a bantamweight bout in the upcoming Uncasville, Conn., series scheduled for Feb. 1-5. The change has been first reported by MMAjunkie and officially announced Thursday.

This will be Dantas’s fight since being knocked out inside of a round from Michael McDonald past July. The Bellator bantamweight winner is about the career’s very first slip. “Dudu” is 103 in the Bellator cage using recent wins over Leandro Higo, Joe Warren, and Marcos Galvao.

Misech made a successful Bellator introduction last year December with a third-round knock out of Edward Thommes. He has won five of the last seven fights.

Bellator 215 will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov and air Go on Paramount Network and the streaming service.


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