The would-have-been main event of Bellator 144 has been rebooked.
Bellator bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao defends his title against Eduardo Dantas in the main event of Bellator 150 on Feb. 26 in Mulvane, Kan., it was announced Friday night during Bellator 147. Galvao and Dantas were supposed to meet in the Bellator 144 main event, but Dantas pulled out with an injury.
The two talented Brazilians have met before. Dantas, the former champion, beat Galvao in February 2013 to retain the belt. Dantas lost the belt to Joe Warren in October 2014 and Galvao beat Warren back in March to win the title.
Galvao (17-6-1) has won four straight since that loss to Dantas. In all, he has won seven of his last eight fights. Dantas (17-4) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Mike Richman. He only has two losses in the last six years.
Also on Bellator 150, David Rickels will return to his home state against an opponent yet to be named.