MMAJunkie first confirmed the news.
Dantas (14-3) wrested the title from Zak Makovsky in April of this year, continuing his undefeated streak inside the Bellator cage. Unfortunately for the young champion, that luck did not continue upon his return to Shooto, where he was knocked out by Tyson Nam in August. “Dudu” now looks to make the loss, which he claims to be the worst of his career, into a distant memory and defend his crown.
Galvao (13-5-1), who has been on the receiving end of some terrible decisions in past tournaments, finally put together a successful run in the promotion’s season six bantamweight offering. “Loro” impressed in the finals, knocking out countryman Luis Nogueira with a barrage of elbows in the second frame.
Bellator 89 takes place at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte and marks the promotion’s trip to North Carolina.