Vila, Dantas advance to finals; complete Bellator 55 results


Alexis Vila and Eduardo Dantas will meet in Bellator's season-five bantamweight tournament final with a shot at champ Zach Makovsky on the line.

The Cuban wrestler and Brazilian submission ace each advanced to the finals of the eight-man bracket with tightly-contested split-decision wins over Ed West and Marcos Galvao, respectively.

The bouts served as the featured contests of Saturday night's Bellator 55 event, which took place outside the Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Ariz. The night's main card aired on MTV2.

Vila's win did not come without some controversy, as many fans and pundits believed his opponent had done enough to earn the nod.

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Bantamweight Semi-Finals

Alexis Vila defeats Marcos Galvao by split decision
Eduardo Dantas defeats Ed West by split decision

Lightheavyweight Superfight

Travis Wiuff defeats Christian M'Pumbu by unanimous decision

Feature Lightweight Fight

Ricardo Tirloni defeats Steve Gable by rear-naked-choke submission at 3:54 of the second round

Local Feature Fights

Richard Hale defeats Carlos Flores by knockout at 18 seconds of the first round
Jacob Ortiz defeats Edgar Garcia by knockout at 4:06 of the first round
Erin Beach defeats Roscoe Jackson by rear-naked-choke submission at 3:52 of the first round
Jade Porter defeats Nick Piedmont by unanimous decision
Steve Steinbeiss defeats Dano Moore by rear-naked-choke submission at 4:52 of the first round
Efrain Escudero defeats Cesar Avila by guillotine choke submission at 1:55 of second round


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NorthFromHere site profile image  

10/23/11 7:31 AM by NorthFromHere

Vila vs Galvao was just awful garbage

Mrbuckyohare site profile image  

10/23/11 2:54 AM by Mrbuckyohare

Dantas did win though...I don't know why West was so shocked that he lost.

sparkuri site profile image  

10/23/11 2:24 AM by sparkuri

Galvao won imo, and there's no way west lost 30-27.Notoriously bad bellator judging.

rockwell site profile image  

10/23/11 12:51 AM by rockwell

 Galvao has some shitty luck with the judges. He was also given the L against Joe Warren when he probably deserved the W

StretchPlum site profile image  

10/23/11 12:02 AM by StretchPlum

Not looking to argue but no one seemed to obviously win 2, because so little happened.

rosario00 site profile image  

10/22/11 11:56 PM by rosario00

lmao.. i was going for Vila and even then it was clear as day that he lost both 2 and 3

StretchPlum site profile image  

10/22/11 11:55 PM by StretchPlum

Good fight but the Galvao fight was horrible. How could he have no idea how to position himself to cut off the ring? 30-27 was absurd. I had Vila 29-28, even though he ran. Both horrible.As far as the Wiuff fight, no one knows how gassed either one would be in the 4th or 5th rounds, because they wouldn't have fought the same.

chuckles1 site profile image  

10/22/11 11:49 PM by chuckles1

Efrain won by Submission apparently

TomBSupraT site profile image  

10/22/11 11:45 PM by TomBSupraT

Efrain Escudero vs. Cesar Avila Round 1Escudero eventually drags Avila down and looks to scoot to mount. Avila attempts to escape, but Escudero takes the opening and latches a guillotine choke which he falls back with and floats over to top position. Avila struggles for a good while, but simply cannot free his head before tapping at the 1:55 mark.