Bellator 151: “Warren vs. Caldwell” comes to WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla., tomorrow night (Fri., March 4, 2016). The Spike TV-televised main event features former Bantamweight champion Joe Warren (13-4) against “The Wolf” Darrion Caldwell (8-0).
A two time champion at both Featherweight and Bantamweight, Warren — the self-proclaimed “Baddest Man on the Planet” — is attempting to re-assert himself in the title picture following his verbal submission to Marcos Galvao last year.
The first stop on his redemption tour was the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, where Warren out-wrestled L.C. Davis for three straight rounds en route to a unanimous decision. A second straight win against could put Warren in the title picture again, but Caldwell boasts wrestling credentials equal to Warren’s. He was a national champion in the 2008-2009 season with a 38-1 record, winning the Dan Hodge Trophy for most outstanding wrestler of the year.
Warren recently spoke with MMAmania.com about facing one of the most dangerous opponents of his career and his plans to get the Bantamweight title back around his waist. For Warren, tomorrow night can’t come soon enough.
“We’re done! We’re ready to rock and roll man! Now it’s a waiting game y’know? The preparation is done and now it’s time to go beat someone’s ass.”
Beating Caldwell decisively will be easier said than done, though, especially since no one has done it yet. That’s exactly the kind of challenge Warren loves.
“It is what it is. It’s just a man in front of me for me to put a hole in. I’ve been saying this back and forth now — I’m like Bellator’s Bantamweight gatekeeper. If you want to win anything in Bellator at Bantamweight you gotta come through ‘The Baddest Man’ — and now it’s his turn.”
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