Bellator has a new bantamweight champion, as Darrion Caldwell dominated Eduardo Dantas Friday night at Bellator 184.
Caldwell, a former NCAA wrestling standout, improved to 11-1 in his career with a decision victory over Dantas. The bout served as the main event on Spike from Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Emmanuel Sanchez submitted Daniel Straus in the co-main event, with Pat Curran scoring a decision vs. John Teixeira in another main card bout.
Results are below:
Darrion Caldwell def. Eduardo Dantas via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) to become Bellator bantamweight champion
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Daniel Straus via submission (triangle choke) at 1:56 of Round 3
Pat Curran def. John Teixeira via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Leandro Higo def. Joe Taimanglo via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Manuel Muro def. Emmanuel Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sean Holden def. Shakir McKillip via TKO (strikes) at 4:39 of Round 2
Carrington Banks def. Steve Kozola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25)
Chance Rencountre def. Justin Patterson via submission (D’Arce choke) at 2:58 of Round 1
Teagan Dooley def DeMarcus Simmons via submission (Americana) at 2:12 of Round 2
Westin Wilson def. L.J. Hermreck via submission (rear-naked choke) at :55 of Round 2
Kendall Carnahan def. Daniel Carey via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)