Bellator has made their way to the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary for “Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higo”. Eduardo Dantas was scheduled to make his way to the cage to defend his Bellator Bantamweight Championship against Leandro Higo, but due to the circumstances of this morning’s weigh-ins the fight is no longer a championship contest.
The fighters hit the scale on Friday morning to make their fights official and while most of the fighters hit the mark, the biggest draw of the event has been changed to a non-title bout as Leandro Higo did not make weight. Higo was a last-minute replacement for the injured Darion Caldwell and failed to make the cut on such short notice.
Dantas, on the other hand, made the cut weighing in at 134.6 pounds. The fight is now a three-round non-title bout, as opposed to the originally scheduled five-round championship bout. Dantas is coming fresh off a win over Joe Warren in 2016 and was hoping to get his second championship defense out of the way this Friday.
Higo was brought in on short notice, but failed to make weight. Do you believe how shallow the Bellator’s bantamweight division is a culprit as to why they were forced to make the outside call to bring in a newcomer for a championship fight? Let us know in the comment section below!