The action was hot tonight (Fri., July 22, 2016) when Bellator MMA touched down in Mulvane, Kansas, for Bellator 159 live on Spike TV, as Darrion Caldwell challenged Joe Taimanglo in the main event. Caldwell put his undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) record on the line with a chance to lock down a title shot against current bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas.
Unfortunately for “The Wolf,” he was unable to ward off the late comeback from Taimanglo. For ten-straight minutes, Caldwell was able to utilize his length, athleticism, versatility and strong wrestling to subdue Taimanglo’s power on the feet. But as the third round began, a shot from Caldwell was stuffed by “Baby” Joe and returned in the form of a nasty guillotine choke.
The come-from-behind finish can be seen below, courtesy of Bellator MMA:
[email protected] just shook up the division with this very tight guillotine win #Bellator159 pic.twitter.com/Q4jNG6bqxS
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) July 23, 2016
This victory certainly leaves Taimanglo in a good spot at 135-pounds, especially considering one of the hottest tickets in the division was just wiped out. For Caldwell, a loss is always a learning lesson. He’ll certainly rebound from this crushing defeat, but must understand other fighters can grapple, too.
For complete Bellator 159 results and coverage click here.
Source:: mma mania