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John Teixeira says Bellator promised him a title shot with win over Daniel Weichel

John Teixeira is counting on a shot at the Bellator featherweight gold after he faces Daniel Weichel in the co-main event of Friday night’s Bellator 177 card in Budapest, Hungary.

Unbeaten in his last 10 MMA bouts, including four fights under the Bellator banner, “Macapa” told MMA Fighting that his clash with Weichel will determine the next in line for the promotion’s 145-pound belt.

“It was agreed (with Bellator) that the winner of this fight will be the next title contender, so I worked hard to win this fight,” Teixeira said. “I worked really hard, focused on his game, to get the victory and become the next contender. I’m even hungrier now. I’ve been working hard for a long time to achieve this dream. On April 14, I’ll defeat him and become the next challenger.”

Teixeira is 4-0 inside the Bellator cage with four decision victories, but vows to put an end to his decision streak in Budapest.

“My four fights in Bellator were decisions, but I worked hard to not let it go to the judges,” Teixeira said. “I want to end this fight with a knockout or a submission.

“The less complicated path to the victory will be to keep it standing,” he continued, “but that doesn’t mean I will avoid going to the ground with him. Of course not. Wherever the fight goes, I’ll fight him. On the ground or standing, I’ll do my best.”

The featherweight title will be on the line at Bellator 178 on April 21, when champion Daniel Straus battles Patricio Freire for the fourth time.

Teixeira, who was scheduled to face his countrymen last year but had to pull out due to an injury, saw “Pitbull” doubt that he was actually injured. But despite the animosity that exists between them, “Macapa” has no preference on who he wants to take on next.

“My focus is the belt, it doesn’t matter who holds it,” Teixeira said. “People say whatever they want, do whatever they want. He said what he wanted. I won’t lie, I was upset, but it’s in the past.

“I don’t care too much about what people say. I think about myself, my training, and not on what anyone else says or thinks. I’ll be ready to fight whoever has the belt. My focus is the belt, not Patricio or Daniel Straus.”

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Patricio Freire Says Title Rematch Against Daniel Straus Promised with Win at Bellator 153

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Eduardo Dantas says he was promised Bellator title shot with win over Mike Richman

RIO DE JANEIRO — Eduardo Dantas will finally return to the Bellator cage.

Initially slated to meet Mike Richman at March’s Bellator 135, the former bantamweight champion will co-headline Friday’s Bellator 137 against “The Marine”, and he wasn’t happy when he heard that the fight was pushed back.

“At first I was upset, but that’s part of the game,” Dantas told MMAFighting.com. “He got hurt. It happens. But there’s always a good side, and I had more time to prepare for this fight. I’m more than ready and excited. I’m really motivated. You will see a new ‘Dudu’ at Bellator 137.

“It’s going to be a great fight,” he continued. “He likes to stand and trade, he’s a professional boxer, but I also like to stand and fight. It’s going to be MMA against boxing. We’ll see how that goes.”

According to Dantas, Bellator officials promised him a shot at the 135-pound gold with a win over Richman.

“It’s a done deal,” he said. “I will win and fight for the title next. I will go for the belt after this fight.”

“Dudu” lost the bantamweight title in October after a 25-minute bout with Joe Warren, and Marcos Galvao took the title from Warren in March.

Dantas and Galvao are former training partners and fought for the gold in 2013. “Dudu” finished “Loro” in the second round, and Galvao decided to leave Nova Uniao after the knockout loss.

“I’m not thinking about that or ‘Loro’,” Dantas said. “I’m going there to get what is mine. It doesn’t matter who has it, I’m going there to win the belt. I’m not thinking about that fight anymore. We will meet again and we will fight, exactly like the first one.”

The friendship between Dantas and Galvao is not the same after the bout, but “Dudu” says he was happy to watch him submit Warren at Bellator 135.

“I was really happy that he won,” Dantas said. “He deserves that, he has a long history in this sport. ‘Loro’ is a warrior, he never stopped believing in his dream and came out with that amazing submission. He deserved that.”

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Herbert Burns promised shot at the title with win at One FC 23

Jadamba Narantungalag defeated Koji Oishi to become the One FC featherweight champion in August, and Friday’s One FC 23 event in Pasay City, Philippines, might set him next in line for a shot at the gold.

Undefeated prospect Herbert Burns will clash with former champion Honorio Banario at One FC 23 on Dec. 5, and he heard from his manager that the promotion will give him a shot at the 145-pound title if he beats Banario on Friday.

“My manager Chatri Sityodtong, founder of Evolve MMA, told me that One FC confirmed that I will fight for the title if I win this fight,” Burns told MMAFighting.com.

Burns is 4-0 in MMA with three wins inside the One FC cage. After a sub-minute finish over Edward Kelly in his promotional debut, the jiu-jitsu expert scored decision victories against Hiroshige Tanaka and Harris Sarmiento.

This time, he wants another finish.

“I don’t want this fight to go the distance,” Burns said. “I want to finish him, and I want to fight for the title next. I want to end this quickly. I want to submit him, but my hands are great and I can also knock him out. I was promised a title fight, but I want to think about this fight first.”

“I finished my first couple fights in under a minute, but that’s not easy,” he continued. “I fought a well-rounded, experienced fighter in my third fight. Harris Sarmiento had more than 60 fights in his record when I fought him, and I tried to finish him all the time. I couldn’t get the finish, but I dominated him everywhere.

“In my most recent fight, against (Hiroshige) Tanaka, I got sick days before the fight and they wanted to cancel it. I was hospitalized for two days before I went to Dubai, and that hurt my performance. I got his back in the first round and knocked him down in the second, but couldn’t finish. I got too tired, so I played it safe. This time, I’m 100 percent confident that I will finish the fight.”

After starting a successful run in the One FC cage, Evolve MMA suffered a pair of tough losses at One FC 22. Leandro Ataides lasted 17 seconds against new middleweight champion Igor Svirid, while Koji Ando dominated Zorobabel Moreira en route to a TKO victory.

“We were very sorry with our recent losses, with Zorobabel and Ataides, and those losses opened our eyes,” Burns said. “Ataides got caught, but Zorobabel was dominated standing, so we worry about our striking defense more now. My opponent is a striker, but I trained with a lot of muay thai legends for this fight.”

Banario enters the featherweight bout in a three-fight losing skid, but Burns won’t underestimate him.

“Honorio Banario was the first One FC featherweight champion and is really popular here in Asia,” he said. “He was the underdog and beat Eric Kelly to win the title. He’s well rounded and younger than me, but has a history in the striking game, and he wants to get back in the title mix.”

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Herbert Burns promised shot at the title with win at One FC 23

Jadamba Narantungalag defeated Koji Oishi to become the One FC featherweight champion in August, and Friday’s One FC 23 event in Pasay City, Philippines, might set him next in line for a shot at the gold.

Undefeated prospect Herbert Burns will clash with former champion Honorio Banario at One FC 23 on Dec. 5, and he heard from his manager that the promotion will give him a shot at the 145-pound title if he beats Banario on Friday.

“My manager Chatri Sityodtong, founder of Evolve MMA, told me that One FC confirmed that I will fight for the title if I win this fight,” Burns told MMAFighting.com.

Burns is 4-0 in MMA with three wins inside the One FC cage. After a sub-minute finish over Edward Kelly in his promotional debut, the jiu-jitsu expert scored decision victories against Hiroshige Tanaka and Harris Sarmiento.

This time, he wants another finish.

“I don’t want this fight to go the distance,” Burns said. “I want to finish him, and I want to fight for the title next. I want to end this quickly. I want to submit him, but my hands are great and I can also knock him out. I was promised a title fight, but I want to think about this fight first.”

“I finished my first couple fights in under a minute, but that’s not easy,” he continued. “I fought a well-rounded, experienced fighter in my third fight. Harris Sarmiento had more than 60 fights in his record when I fought him, and I tried to finish him all the time. I couldn’t get the finish, but I dominated him everywhere.

“In my most recent fight, against (Hiroshige) Tanaka, I got sick days before the fight and they wanted to cancel it. I was hospitalized for two days before I went to Dubai, and that hurt my performance. I got his back in the first round and knocked him down in the second, but couldn’t finish. I got too tired, so I played it safe. This time, I’m 100 percent confident that I will finish the fight.”

After starting a successful run in the One FC cage, Evolve MMA suffered a pair of tough losses at One FC 22. Leandro Ataides lasted 17 seconds against new middleweight champion Igor Svirid, while Koji Ando dominated Zorobabel Moreira en route to a TKO victory.

“We were very sorry with our recent losses, with Zorobabel and Ataides, and those losses opened our eyes,” Burns said. “Ataides got caught, but Zorobabel was dominated standing, so we worry about our striking defense more now. My opponent is a striker, but I trained with a lot of muay thai legends for this fight.”

Banario enters the featherweight bout in a three-fight losing skid, but Burns won’t underestimate him.

“Honorio Banario was the first One FC featherweight champion and is really popular here in Asia,” he said. “He was the underdog and beat Eric Kelly to win the title. He’s well rounded and younger than me, but has a history in the striking game, and he wants to get back in the title mix.”

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Herbert Burns promised shot at the title with win at One FC 23

Jadamba Narantungalag defeated Koji Oishi to become the One FC featherweight champion in August, and Friday’s One FC 23 event in Pasay City, Philippines, might set him next in line for a shot at the gold.

Undefeated prospect Herbert Burns will clash with former champion Honorio Banario at One FC 23 on Dec. 5, and he heard from his manager that the promotion will give him a shot at the 145-pound title if he beats Banario on Friday.

“My manager Chatri Sityodtong, founder of Evolve MMA, told me that One FC confirmed that I will fight for the title if I win this fight,” Burns told MMAFighting.com.

Burns is 4-0 in MMA with three wins inside the One FC cage. After a sub-minute finish over Edward Kelly in his promotional debut, the jiu-jitsu expert scored decision victories against Hiroshige Tanaka and Harris Sarmiento.

This time, he wants another finish.

“I don’t want this fight to go the distance,” Burns said. “I want to finish him, and I want to fight for the title next. I want to end this quickly. I want to submit him, but my hands are great and I can also knock him out. I was promised a title fight, but I want to think about this fight first.”

“I finished my first couple fights in under a minute, but that’s not easy,” he continued. “I fought a well-rounded, experienced fighter in my third fight. Harris Sarmiento had more than 60 fights in his record when I fought him, and I tried to finish him all the time. I couldn’t get the finish, but I dominated him everywhere.

“In my most recent fight, against (Hiroshige) Tanaka, I got sick days before the fight and they wanted to cancel it. I was hospitalized for two days before I went to Dubai, and that hurt my performance. I got his back in the first round and knocked him down in the second, but couldn’t finish. I got too tired, so I played it safe. This time, I’m 100 percent confident that I will finish the fight.”

After starting a successful run in the One FC cage, Evolve MMA suffered a pair of tough losses at One FC 22. Leandro Ataides lasted 17 seconds against new middleweight champion Igor Svirid, while Koji Ando dominated Zorobabel Moreira en route to a TKO victory.

“We were very sorry with our recent losses, with Zorobabel and Ataides, and those losses opened our eyes,” Burns said. “Ataides got caught, but Zorobabel was dominated standing, so we worry about our striking defense more now. My opponent is a striker, but I trained with a lot of muay thai legends for this fight.”

Banario enters the featherweight bout in a three-fight losing skid, but Burns won’t underestimate him.

“Honorio Banario was the first One FC featherweight champion and is really popular here in Asia,” he said. “He was the underdog and beat Eric Kelly to win the title. He’s well rounded and younger than me, but has a history in the striking game, and he wants to get back in the title mix.”

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