Richman, who needed 46 seconds to knock Phan out on Nov. 15, is set to collide with former Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 134 in Thackerville, Oklahoma, on March 27. Lancenet first reported the bout, and MMAFighting.com confirmed with sources close to the situation.
Dantas (16-4) returns to the cage following a unanimous decision loss to Joe Warren on Oct. 10, suffering his first loss under the Bellator banner. "Dudu" holds a 6-1 record in the promotion with wins over the likes of Anthony Leone, Marcos Galvao, Zach Makovsky and Wilson Reis.
Following back-to-back decision losses to Des Green and Goiti Yamauchi earlier this year, Richman (18-5) bounced back to the win column with a pair of finishes over Ed West and Nam Phan. The one-time tournament finalist holds a 7-4 Bellator record.
Bellator 134 is set to take place at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, and will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Joe Warren and Marco Galvao.