Two of the top featherweights in the world met inside the Bellator cage as Marlon Sandro and Daniel Straus fought with the winner claiming the Bellator Season 6 Featherweight Tournament Championship and a $100,000 payday. Known for his aggressive striking and exceptional cardio, Straus showed early on why he made it to the finals of the Featherweight Tournament. While Sandro appeared hesitant at times, Straus was constantly moving forward and pushing the action for the duration of the fight. Landing the crisper strikes, Straus found a way to control Sandro while both striking and in the clinch. After three entertaining rounds, a new tournament champion was crowned as Daniel Straus walked away with the unanimous decision victory.
For Marcos Galvao and Travis Marx, a victory in the semifinals of the Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament would bring them one step closer to an opportunity to face Bellator Bantamweight World Champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas. Marx showed occasional moments of dominance; however, Galvao appeared to be in control for most of the fight. Galvao, who clearly had the advantage in the stand-up, landed combinations of punches, kicks to the body and knees. Although Marx attempted to press Galvao against the cage and secure a takedown, Galvao was able to stuff all but one. After three intense, action-packed rounds, the cageside judges scored the fight in favor of Marcos Galvao.