Previous Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell’s maiden title protection all through his 135-pound title reign was a memorable 1, as he submitted Brazilian contender Leandro Higo at Bellator 195.
Caldwell (14-3 MMA, 11-2 BMMA) captured the bantamweight title in October 2017 with a unanimous determination victory around Eduardo Dantas, but his 1st victory as winner was a a great deal extra decisive 1, ending Higo by means of guillotine choke at the midway level of the opening spherical in Thackerville, Okla.
Caldwell’s submission victory has been rated at No. 10 in Bellator’s best bantamweight finishes checklist, and “The Wolf” joined MMA analyst Robin Black to deep dive into the instances bordering that matchup and his end of Higo as the American registered his to start with prosperous protection of the 135-pound strap.
Caldwell now has his sights established on glory at 145 kilos in the Bellator featherweight grand prix, where by he will get on undefeated contender A.J. McKee in the semifinals. The bout was originally scheduled to consider spot at Bellator 244 on June 6, but the bout was postponed when the function was scratched owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Verify out Caldwell’s breakdown with Black by way of the online video above, and check out the full prime-10 rundown beneath.