Bellator 198 Results: Dillon Danis Snatches Toe Hold to Submit Kyle Walker
Bellator 198’s main card kicked off with a bang. The highly-anticipated debut of World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Dillon Danis went pretty much according to plan. The member of the Danaher Death Squad announced in 2017 he’d be transitioning to MMA and has since been training under coach John Kavanagh at SBG Ireland.
For Danis’s debut, he drew Kyle Walker (2-4 MMA) to open the show. The two came out southpaw with Danis looking to throw kicks. Walker found success right away with two strong left hands. When he overextended on another attempted left, Danis snatched the arm to pull his opponent close and pull guard bringing the fight to the mat. Danis immediately began shifting his hips to set up an armbar but Walker was wise to it. As he backed off, Danis inverted his position and began going after his Walker’s leg. From the ankle lock position, Danis than transitioned to a toe hold and forced Walker to tap in agony at 1:38.
In his post-fight interview, Danis told Bellator Color Commentator “Big” John McCarthy that if any of the “bumbs” on the rest of the card want to fight, they’ll start calling him out.
OFFICIAL RESULT – Dillon Danis (1-0 MMA) def. Kyle Walker (2-5 MMA) by Submission (Toe Hold) at 1:38 of Round One.