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VIDEO | Darrion Caldwell caldwell confronts Patricio Freire backstage at Bellator 228

Cole Shelton - October 3, 2019

Darrion Caldwell was not happy that Patricio Freire did not pick him to fight in the Selection Show following Bellator 228. Instead, the featherweight champion decided to fight Pedro Carvalho, leaving Caldwell matched up with Adam Borics on the other side of the bracket. Following the event, Darrion Caldwell went to Patricio Freire’s locker room and confronted the champ about not picking him. The entire encounter was caught by Bellator.

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Bellator 222 Results: Kyoji Horiguchi defeats Darrion Caldwell

Chris Taylor - June 14, 2019

A highly anticipated rematch between Darrion Caldwell and Kyoji Horiguchi took place at tonight’s Bellator 222 event in New York City. Horiguchi (27-2 MMA) submitted Caldwell (12-2 MMA) in the third round of their New Years Eve bout in Japan. The victory crowned Horiguchi the first Rizin FF super bantamweight champion.

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Darrion Caldwell vs Kyoji Horiguchi 2 official for Bellator 222

Drake Riggs - April 28, 2019

The first RIZIN Fighting Federation event of 2019 went down on April 21 with RIZIN 15. It was a great night of fights as per usual from the Japanese based MMA leader. In action, that night was none other than the RIZIN bantamweight king, Kyoji Horiguchi (27-2) who defeated Ben Nguyen via first-round TKO. The dominant 28-year old entered the ring for the first time since he won the title on New Year’s Eve 2018 at RIZIN 14 when he defeated the Bellator champion, Darrion “The Wolf” Caldwell (13-2) in a crazy comeback effort.

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Darrion Caldwell reacts to submission loss to Kyoji Horiguchi, hints at rematch in the cage

Tom Taylor - December 31, 2018

Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell traveled all the way to Japan on his quest for a second world title, as we was booked for a RIZIN 14 bantamweight title fight with Japanese star Kyoji Horiguchi. Early on this fight, it looked as though Caldwell might succeed on his transpacific mission, as he was able to take Horiguchi down and control him on the canvas.

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Bellator champ Darrion Caldwell reacts to James Gallagher getting knocked out

Tom Taylor - August 20, 2018

Over the weekend, on the main card of Bellator 204, outspoken Bellator bantamweight prospect James Gallagher suffered his first defeat. The polarizing young Irishman was abruptly snuffed by former CFFC champ Ricky Bandejas. Later that same night, Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell picked up a big TKO win in a featherweight showdown with streaking UFC veteran Noad Lahat.

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EXCLUSIVE | Bellator champion Darrion Caldwell expects Dominick Cruz to reclaim UFC title by year's end

Tom Taylor - August 12, 2018

Alliance MMA is home to two of the top bantamweights in the world in reigning Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell and former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. Speaking on the latest episode of BJPENN.COM Radio, Darrion Caldwell heaped praised on Dominick Cruz and assured that he — and nobody else — deserves the next shot at reigning UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 92 // Alonzo Menifield | Darrion Caldwell | Duane Ludwig | Colby Covington

Jason Kindschy - August 9, 2018

BJPENN.COM Radio is back, Penn Nation! We kick off this episode with arguably the most talented prospect awarded a contract from DWTNCS, Alonzo Menifield. Finishing his last opponent in just 8 seconds, Alonzo now hopes to make his UFC debut in October. We’ll recap the victory that landed him a contract, discuss what matchups make the most sense for his debut, and how he plans to build momentum towards the title quickly.

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Bellator 145 Champ, Patricio Pitbull Calls Out 135 Champ, Darrion Caldwell for Bellator 198

Drake Riggs - March 9, 2018

It truly is the super fight season! And Bellator champs are starting to get that itch as well. First things first, the most notable super fight on the horizon is the light heavyweight and heavyweight clash of UFC champions, Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic. Then we have the super fight with some serious history on the line… March 24th, ONE: Iron Will is headlined by their longtime reigning bantamweight champion, Bibiano Fernandes as he tries to defend against the man looking to become a three-division champion… Yeah…that’s right, THREE. Fernandes defends against ONE’s first dual weight champion(recently they crowned a second) of the featherweight and lightweight divisions, Martin Nguyen.