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Shock Result: Eduardo Dantas Loses to Tyson Nam

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.


2 responses to “Shock Result: Eduardo Dantas Loses to Tyson Nam

  1. Howard morton August 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    What a huge embaressment for Bellator.

    I hope Tyson Nam gets signed by the UFC.

    As for SILVA, in my opinion, should not rate non-UFC fighters so high.

    On a personal note, I love it when a non-Brazilian beats a Brazilian on their home turf.

    • David Williams August 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      I’ve thought before that maybe SILVA rates Bellator fighters too high as a result of their tournament system. Somebody has to win three times in a row against tough competition, so somebody is bound to have a naturally inflated SILVA score.

      Now, I never had any intention of rating Bellator fighters high compared to their UFC counterparts. I simply designed the system and let it rip. There is always room for improvement, but whatever adjustment I make to it will affect all fighters, regardless of organization.

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