On Friday, March 2, Bellator MMA hosted its 195th event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s bantamweight champion, Darrion Caldwell, made the first defense of his title against Brazilian Leandro Higo. Caldwell captured gold in October, dethroning Eduardo Dantas of the belt by unanimous decision. After dropping his Bellator debut to the aforementioned Dantas, Higo rebounded by defeating Joe Taimanglo to earn his shot at the title.
The night’s preliminary card kicked off at 7 p.m. ET with a live stream on Combat Press. The main card followed live at 9 p.m. ET on the Paramount Network.
Darrion Caldwell def. Leandro Higo by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:36 – for bantamweight title
Joe Taimanglo def. Joe Warren by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Kristina Williams def. Emily Ducote by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Juan Archuleta def. William Joplin by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-24, 30-23)
Aaron Webb def. Thomas Lopez by knockout (punches). Round 1, 3:11
Kevin Holland def. Teagan Dooley by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 2:59
Daniel Carey def. Cris Williams vby unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Romero Cotton def. Justin Reeser by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:35
Fernando Gonzalez def. Armando Servin by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:24
Justin Patterson def. Brian Grinnell buy TKO (knee). Round 1, 4:49
Ky Bennett def. Morgan Solis by submission (Americana). Round 2, 3:37