Bellator bantamweight champ Darrion Caldwell defends title at Bellator 195

Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell’s first title defense it set.

After an upset of two-time champ Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 184, Caldwell (11-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) will face off with Leandro Higo (18-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) at Bellator 195, the promotion announced today in a press release.

Bellator 195 takes place March 2 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The event’s main card airs live on Paramount following prelims on MMAjunkie.

The fight brings Caldwell back to the venue where he won the title. The former NCAA Division I wrestler carries only one defeat in his MMA career, with a submission loss to Joe Taimanglo that was later avenged before his fight against Dantas.

Meanwhile, in Higo’s previous bout, he bested Taimanglo by decision to get back in the win column after a decision loss to then-champ Dantas. That fight was supposed to be a title bout, but Higo missed weight.

Now, Higo will get a second chance to hit his mark on the scale as Caldwell hopes to solidify his reign as champ.

Additional bouts for the fight card will be announced soon. Tickets for Bellator 195 go on sale Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. CST.

For more on Bellator 195, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie