Bellator 177 Results: Eduardo Dantas Edges Out Leandro Higo

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It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Friday, April 14th, 2017) will come in the form of Bellator 177. Headlining the card are Eduardo Dantas and Leandro Higo, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the rest of the main card.

Eduardo Dantas (19-4) and Leandro Higo (17-2) meet in a non-title bout in the main event. In round 1, Dantas was pressing forward and landing some good jabs. Higo kept him at bay by throwing a ton of leg kicks. The fans were booing throughout the round due to lack of action. In round 2, Dantas was getting the better of him with several leg kicks. He was busier and accurate with his shots. Higo was aggressive and was not throwing a lot of shots. Jimmy Smith thought that Dantas won the round. In round 3, Higo started being more active in this round, but he couldn’t stop the jabs from Dantas. Higo clinched with him less than a minute in the round. He pressed him up against the fence and Dantas landed a knee strike. Higo went to take him down but couldn’t. They exchanged to the bell. The judges gave the win to Dantas by split decision.

Daniel Weichel (38-9) and John “Macapa” (21-1-2) meet in a featherweight bout in the co-main event. In round 1, Macapa dropped him with a combo and warmed him on the ground with strikes, but Weichel got right back to his feet. Weichel got busier as the round went on and started landing some good shots. In round 2, Macapa was getting the better of him on the feet. Weichel went for a waist lock takedown in the middle of the round but couldn’t get it. Weichel was pressing forward and pushed the action, but Macapa was getting the better of him with counter strikes. In round 3, they kept the fight on the feet the entire round. Weichel was trying to make a comeback but couldn’t. The judges gave Weichel the split decision win.

Lena Ovchynnikova (11-4) vs. Helen Harper (4-1) is next in a flyweight bout. In round 1, Ovchynnikova took her down, but Harper went for an armbar then a triangle choke, but Harper slammed her way out of it. They got back to their feet and started exchanging again. In round 2, the pace was slow in the first couple of minutes. Harper took her down and got side control, but Ovchynnikova got right back to her feet. Harper took her down to end the round. In between the round, the fight was stopped the fight due to doctor stoppage. Harper couldn’t get off her stool by herself. The announcers didn’t know what Harper’s exact injury was. Ovchynnikova got the TKO win. 

Opening the main card on Spike TV is Adam Borics (5-0) vs. Anthony Taylor (1-2) in a featherweight bout. Borics was taken down but went for an armbar, but Taylor stood up, and they went back to striking. Taylor was hit in the nuts. We get back to action, and Borics went after him with a series of kicks. Borics got his back while Taylor was still standing and locked in the rear-naked choke for the win.

Here are the results for this event:

Main Card

Non-Title Bout: Eduardo Dantas def. Leandro Higo via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)

Featherweight Feature Bout: Daniel Weichel def. John Teixeira via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Flyweight Feature Bout: Lena Ovchynnikova def. Helen Harper via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00

Featherweight Feature Bout: Adam Borics def. Anthony Taylor via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:12