With Dana White Expected to Be in Attendance, Eduardo Dantas Hopes to Impress in U.S. Return
Eduardo Dantas hasn’t fought on U.S. soil since a knockout loss to Juan Archuleta in Madison Square Garden at Bellator 222 in July 2019. That will change in the coming weeks.
"Actually, my return to America was scheduled for Fury FC 53 on Nov. 14, but with all the pandemic problems, I couldn't get a visa in time,” Dantas told Sherdog.com. “So now I’m [competing at] Fighting Alliance Championship on Feb. 6 in Kansas.”
The two-time Bellator bantamweight champion will face Combate Global veteran and former Contender Series competitor Jose Alday at the event.
"Jose is a good striker and also good on the ground, but I'm a sniper and I'm bringing a new version of myself,” Dantas said. “I trained a lot in the last two years and evolved everywhere. I never [tried to win on points], but now, more than ever, my focus is to not leave results in the judges’ hands.”
Dantas is well aware that UFC president Dana White is expected to be in attendance at FAC MMA Fight Night, which motivates him even more to put on a great show.
"I don't hide from anyone that my goal is not only to be in the UFC, my goal is to be recognized as the No1 bantamweight in the world,” he said. “And I have no doubt that sooner or later the UFC belt will be mine.”