Monday, March 10, 2014

Did Eduardo Dantas Cheat to Beat Anthony Leone?


So New Yorker Anthony Leone lost in his bid to dethrone champ Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 111 on Friday night, and the win came via a pretty slick transition to back-mount and rear naked choke. But Leone's teammate Brian Kelleher raises a very good point...
In the final sequence, Leone was desperately trying to get Dantas down, and since he was successful in the first round, it's no stretch of the imagination to think he couldn't do it again. Unfortunately, that just begs the question: Did Dantas' illegal fence-grab unfairly affect the outcome of the fight?


Angel A said...

Maybe the grabbing of the fence might have affected the outcome of the fight but fighters are always grabbing the fence and receiving warnings. Dantas isn't the first to do it and certainly won't be the last. The commission just needs to enforce the rule a lot more than they do.

Unknown said...

Agreed. Everyone does it at some point.