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Bellator 159: recap, results, video highlights and .gifs for ‘Caldwell vs Taimanglo’

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Bellator 159: “Caldwell vs. Taimanglo” took place last night (Fri., July 22, 2016) at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. MMA Mania brings you a post-fight recap, results, .gifs and interview highlights featuring Darrion Caldwell, Joe Taimanglo, Melvin Guillard, Dave Rickels and more!

Bellator 159: “Caldwell vs. Taimanglo” came to Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas, last night (Fri., July 22, 2016) live on Spike TV. The card was loaded up with contenders and big fights in multiple weight classes.

The main event saw “The Wolf” Darrion Caldwell put his undefeated record on the line against Joe Taimanglo — winner of three straight going into the main event. Who notched their claim to a Bantamweight title shot with a big win?

Taimanglo missed weight coming into this fight but still made the most of his opportunity. Caldwell scored takedowns for the first two rounds but Taimanglo seized the opportunity on a missed shot in Round 3. He quickly locked in a tight guillotine choke to give Caldwell his first loss, and first tap, just nine seconds into the round.

[email protected] just shook up the division with this very tight guillotine win #Bellator159 pic.twitter.com/Q4jNG6bqxS

— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) July 23, 2016

— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) July 23, 2016

Jimmy Smith spoke to Taimanglo after the stunning upset.

“Ah man it feels amazing. Thank you Bellator! I know I earned that No. 1 spot. I know he was up in line for the title but it’s my time this little boy from Guam is gonna come and represent that beautiful island. It makes my people proud. Being part of the U.S. now we are proud to celebrate our liberation. This is why I raise my flag up proud for you guys!”

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