Bellator 195: A Detailed Recap and Analysis of Caldwell vs. Higo

Bellator 195, held at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, was a night of thrilling mixed martial arts (MMA) action. The main event featured a bantamweight title fight between Darrion Caldwell and Leandro Higo, which ended in a decisive victory for Caldwell.

Main Event: Darrion Caldwell vs. Leandro Higo

Darrion Caldwell, one of the most accomplished wrestlers to ever step foot in the Bellator cage, faced off against Leandro Higo in the main event. Caldwell’s wrestling prowess and excellent transitional grappling skills were on full display as he dominated the fight. The match ended with Caldwell winning via submission (guillotine) at 2:36 of the first round. This victory marked Caldwell’s first successful title defense after winning the belt from Eduardo Dantas.

Co-Main Event: Joe Warren vs. Joe Taimanglo

The co-main event saw a showdown between Joe Warren and Joe Taimanglo, both of whom had previously lost to Caldwell. This fight was seen by many as a potential number one contender match for the bantamweight title. The match ended with Taimanglo defeating Warren by decision after three rounds.

Other Notable Fights

In the featherweight division, William Joplin faced off against Juan Archuleta. Archuleta, a multiple-division King of the Cage champion, made his Bellator debut in this fight and emerged victorious.

The women’s flyweight division saw a match between Emily Ducote and Kristina Williams. Ducote, known for her strong performance in the cage, faced a tough opponent in Williams. The fight ended with Ducote winning by decision.


Bellator 195 was a night of intense MMA action, with Darrion Caldwell successfully defending his bantamweight title against Leandro Higo. The event also featured several other exciting fights, including the co-main event between Joe Warren and Joe Taimanglo. With these results, the stage is set for future thrilling matchups in the Bellator cage.


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