Shock Result: Eduardo Dantas Loses to Tyson Nam
August 25, 2012
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I was planning on doing a SILVA scores release today. One of the fighters to be included in this release was Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas. And Dantas was set to have the highest SILVA score in the bantamweight division – higher than Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao. Coincidentally, Dantas fought earlier today, against Tyson Nam at Shooto Brazil. And this is what happened:
(The fight starts at 4:40 in the video.)
Now, maybe SILVA had no business rating Dantas as the top fighter in the division. But it’s still a shocking result, as Tyson Nam wasn’t on the radar of most MMA fans coming into this one. He will be now – this was a very impressive knockout win.
Dantas’s SILVA score will decrease from 86.37 to 79.22 as a result of this loss, which will still rate above Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao. One loss does not define a fighter’s career, and Dantas is still the fighter who defeated Zach Makovsky, Alexis Vila, Wilson Reis, and Ed West.
As for Tyson Nam… I’ll simply say that I’ll have to make him a part of the next SILVA scores release as well.