Eduardo Dantas, the double Bellator bantamweight champion, is looking forward to his next move in MMA and is focused on becoming number one in this category of the sport. Despite a second-round head-kick knockout against Jose Alday in a “Lookin’ for a Fight” card which did not obtain a contract from Dana White, the UFC President, Dantas is more motivated than ever.
Now, he has his sights set on exploring the world and reaching the big prizes in MMA that exist. In his quest to become number one in the world as a bantamweight, Dantas is scheduled for his next big fight against Denis Lavrentyev at RCC 15 in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Saturday.
Denis Lavrentyev has an impressive record of 12-3 as an MMA fighter and was on a six-fight winning streak before losing to Rakhim Midaev in his most recent fight this past February. He competed successfully with Victor Henry and Anthony Leone, among others, before his most recent defeat.
Dantas is looking forward to his paths crossing again and that it’s happening inside the cage this time around. The Brazilian fighter is excited to compete in Russia, where he will do what he is passionate about, fighting. Furthermore, he appreciates that his Russian friends will get to watch him compete.
Dantas thinks that fighting Denis Lavrentyev in a historic city like Yekaterinburg, where the last Czar Nicholas II once stayed with his family, is exciting. Dantas is counting down the days to bring back Lavrentyev’s neck to Brazil, promising if he blinks, the fight will finish in the first-round ippon.
Dantas confirmed that he has a one-fight deal with RCC for now, but the future is still open, saying he wants to keep his options open. Being a former Bellator titleholder, he has notable victories over Joe Warren, Marcos Galvao, Wilson Reis, and Zach Makovsky. Since leaving the company back in 2019, he has managed to secure two victories, and he aims to keep up this momentum.