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Bellator 55 Set, Will Take Place In Arizona

The Bellator Season Five Bantamweight Tournament’s next stage has been set, with the promotion announcing that the tournament semi-finals will take place later this month from the Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Arizona.

On October 22, undefeated Cuban powerhouse Alexis “The Exorcist” Vila (10-0) will meet Nova Uniao-trained Marcos “Loro” Galvao (10-4-1), while Ed “Wild” West (17-5) will square off against another Nova Uniao fighter, Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas (11-2), to determine which two fighters will make it into the tournament finals for a shot at Bellator bantamweight champion, “Fun Size” Zach Makovsky.

To make it this far, Vila emphatically knocked out Bellator featherweight champ Joe Warren with a brutal left hook in the first round, Galvao earned a split decision over Chase Beebe, West defeated Luis Nogueira via unanimous decision and Dantas took out Wilson Reis in spectacular fashion with a flying knee and follow-up punches to earn a second-round TKO.

Airing live on MTV2, the event is also rumored to feature a light heavyweight bout between Christian M’Pumbu and Travis Wiuff.