Dillon Danis opened up the Bellator 198 main card looking to prove that he could hang with the MMA crowd, and that is exactly what he did.
Danis took on Kyle Walker, and made short work of him.
Even Bellator President Scott Coker was impressed:
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) April 29, 2018
Danis and Walker didn’t touch gloves. Danis took the center of the cage immediately and shot in for a takedown early, but missed. Walker hit back with a left, looking to test Dillon’s stand-up.
Again, Danis went for a takedown, and the two ended up in Danis’ guard. Dillon turned his hips and went for the sweep. He didn’t get it, but maneuvered himself into a leg lock position and got a toe hold.
— Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) April 29, 2018
Winner by toe hold at 1:38 in the very first round: Dillon Danis!
EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this article said Danis won by leg lock.