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Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higo results and live discussion

Discuss the Friday, April 14th Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higo card right here on Bloody Elbow, starting at 9 PM ET on Spike.

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The Bellator MMA bantamweight title was due to be on the line tonight (Friday, April 14th) in Budapest, Hungary, but short-notice challenger Leandro Higo failed to make weight, thus his main event fight vs. champion Eduardo Dantas is now a three-round, non-title affair.

In the co-main event of Bellator 177, featherweight contenders Daniel Weichel and John Teixeira square off in what figures to be a #1 contender’s matchup. Unlike last week, this European event will be tape-delayed. Bellator 177 starts on Spike at 9 PM ET/CT and this is your place to discuss the show, spoiler-free. There’s no preliminary card stream, as is the standard for Bellator’s tape-delayed cards.

Check out The MMA Vivisection for a full breakdown of tonight’s show, as well as Eddie Mercado’s preview.

Here’s the full fight card for Bellator 177:

Bantamweights: Eduardo Dantas def. Leandro Higo by split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
Featherweights: Daniel Weichel def. John Teixeira by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Women’s Flyweights: Lena Ovchynnikova def. Helen Harper via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2
Featherweights: Adam Borics def. Anthony Taylor by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:12 of round 1