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Joe Warren claims interim title

Originally Published: May 2, 2014
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Joe Warren claimed the Bellator MMA interim bantamweight title on Friday night -- and salvaged a future bout against injured champion Eduardo Dantas in the process.

Warren (11-3) overcame several scary moments and dominated late in a unanimous decision win over Rafael Silva in a five-round interim title bout at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. All three judges scored the bout for Warren, 48-47.

The Bellator 118 card was supposed to feature Dantas' third title defense against ...

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