Darrion Caldwell Exacts Revenge in Bellator 167 Main Event Rematch.


In Saturday's Bellator 167 bantamweight headliner, Darrion Caldwell (10-1) made up for himself with a definitive consistent choice (30-27 x3) win over Joe Taimanglo (23-7-1). The three-round fight topped off Bellator MMA's monstrous doubleheader at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.

9 Joe Taimanglo V Darrion Caldwell_8387With the win, Caldwell enhances his record in the Bellator MMA confine to 7-1 and opens the entryway for a bantamweight world title conflict with current division champion Eduardo Dantas. "Dudu," obviously, ensured his belt simply the previous evening with an uneven issue against Joe Warren in the primary night of the advancement's epic doubleheader.

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After the battle, Caldwell and Dantas traded words inside the enclosure, as "The Wolf" reported his longing for the belt: "I anticipate battling you. It's been bound to happen."

Featherweight Co-Main Event Lives up to Hype

8 John Texiera V Justin Lawrence_8256It took 15 minutes to decide a champ, however at last John Teixeira (21-1-2) scored a consistent choice triumph (29-28, 30-27 x2) over Justin Lawrence (9-4) on Saturday night. The Brazilian veteran peppered away with a blend of pokes and kicks that seriously harmed Lawrence's lead leg all through the session. "Macapa" keeps on ruling the featherweight division, procuring triumphs in nine of his last 10 challenges, including one draw. Since joining the Scott Coker-drove advancement in 2014, Teixeira has won each of his four battles, keeping up his position among the 145-pound first class.

Flyweight Marathon Ends in Victory for Undefeated MacFarlane

7 Ilima MacFarlane V Emily Ducote_7947Following three hard-battled adjusts inside WinStar World Casino, Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (5-0) rose triumphant with a (30-27, 29-28 x2) win over Emily Ducote (4-2). McFarlane could withstand an early torrent of strikes from Ducote, protecting her unblemished expert stamp. "The Ilimanator" depended intensely on her exact striking, as the 26-year-old Californian handled an astounding 68% of her punches tossed. For the growing star Ducote, the misfortune is only her first of the year, taking after four back to back triumphs to start her battle.

Njokuani Upsets Fialho With a Bang

6 Chidi Njokuani V Andre Fialho_7769In the principal Spike-broadcast episode of the night, Chidi Njokuani (16-4, 1 NC) conveyed a severe first round knockout against Andre Fialho (7-1) that came only 21 seconds into the challenge. A whirlwind of Njokuani punches sent Fialho to the canvas and the 27-year-old dealt with the rest. Going back to 2012, "Chidi Bang" has recorded wins in 11of his last 12 sessions and extends his present winning streak to seven. Of Njokuani's 16 profession triumphs, 10 have stopped by method for knockout, making him a standout amongst the most dreaded strikers in the stacked welterweight division. The youthful Portuguese star Fialho tastes crush without precedent for his vocation and will hope to make up for himself toward the begin of the new year.

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