Report: Dillon Danis booked for Bellator fight in Los Angeles
Bellator officials are targeting a new fight for Dillon Danis (2-0)! Weather it’s been to see him win or loose, fans have been eager to see him enter the cage once more. Now it seems that the fans are getting what they asked for: A new fight for Danis.
Fansided’s Amy Kaplan is now reporting that according to her sources, Danis is scheduled for a new fight with Bellator. The fight, which is not yet official as no contracts are signed, is slated to be against Ian Butler (7-6), and planned to take place at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. January 25th.
Multiple sources tell me that a fight between Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) and Ian "Silverback" Butler (@ianbutlermma) is being discussed for the Jan. 25 show in Los Angeles, CA. No contracts are signed, it's "way early" in negotiations, I'm told. #Bellator pic.twitter.com/Ft8247Utab
— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) November 19, 2019
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While competing in MMA, Danis is probably more known for two other aspects. The first is his long and storied career in grappling, as he has competed at many of the best and biggest grappling and BJJ tournaments available. The second aspect is that Danis is a friend and training partner of Conor McGregor, and many see similarities in the way the two carry themselves. Since his pro debut in Bellator Danis has won both of his fights via submission in the first round.
Butler made his pro debut in 2014 and has fought under the Bellator banner several times, holding a 1-5 record in the promotion. After a rocky start to his MMA career, he now sits on a three fight winning streak. All three victories have come via finish, and the latest against Emilio Williams at Bellator 228.