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Dantas keeps Bellator title with KO

Updated: February 15, 2013, 4:28 AM ET
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

It could very well be the most bittersweet victory of Eduardo "Dudu" Dantas' career, but the 24-year-old Bellator MMA bantamweight champion will gladly take it over the alternative.

Dantas (15-3) finished his teammate, friend and coach, Marcos Galvao (13-6), at 3:01 of Round 2 at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., to retain the belt in devastating form.

"I'm sad and happy," said Dantas, as he held back tears. "Sad because I have to fight my friend. And ...

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