Bellator’s bantamweight title won’t be defended until sometime in 2014, as champ Eduardo Dantas suffered an ankle injury. The 24-year-old was set to take on recent tournament winner Rafael Silva.
Dantas earned his first title defense ealier in the year by knocking out Marcos Galvao. Before that title fight, Dantas was stopped by Tyson Nam for Shooto. The title wasn’t on the line and Dantas is undefeated in Bellator with five wins.
No time frame for a return was given.
Joe Warren and Travis Marx are currently in the finals of the Season 9 bantamweight tournament.