Darrion Caldwell returns to bantamweight for Leandro Higo rematch at Bellator 259

Darrion Caldwell’s first combat at 135 pounds in two years can be in opposition to a familiar foe.

Bellator officers told MMA Combating on Tuesday that Caldwell (15-4) will combat Leandro Higo (20-5) in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 259 in Uncasville, Conn., on Can also simply 21. This is known as a rematch from Bellator 195 in March 2018, the build Caldwell efficiently defended a Bellator title with a first-spherical submission of Higo.

After losing his title to Kyoji Horiguchi, Caldwell took part in the Bellator Featherweight World Massive Prix. He developed previous the first two rounds with wins over Henry Corrales and Adam Borics, but became submitted by A.J. McKee in the semifinals. Old to his loss to Horiguchi, Caldwell won four straight fights at bantamweight.

Higo is coming off of relief-to-relief 2nd-spherical submissions of Ricky Bandejas and Shawn Bunch. The Brazilian fighter disregarded weight for his most most up-to-date combat with Bandejas, coming in at 139 pounds for the bantamweight contest. His Bellator legend stands at 3-3.

Bellator 259 is headlined by a featherweight title bout between champion Cris Cyborg and challenger Leslie Smith. The bout is a rematch of a 2016 UFC assembly that Cyborg won by first-spherical TKO.

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