On Friday, March 4, Bellator MMA hosted its 151st event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.
In the night’s main event, former bantamweight and featherweight titleholder Joe Warren took on unbeaten prospect Darrion Caldwell. The 39-year-old Warren bounced back from losing his 135-pound title last March with a unanimous decision win over L.C. Davis at Bellator 143 in September. The Colorado-based fighter hasdwon six of his last seven. Caldwell, meanwhile, had opened his career with eight straight wins. The 28-year-old was also in action at Bellator 143, submitting Shawn Bunch via first-round rear-naked choke.
Also on the main card, UFC veteran and former RFA champion Gilbert Smith made his promotional debut against veteran Fernando Gonzalez, and wrestling stalwart Bubba Jenkins tangled with Goiti Yamauchi.
The event kicked off Friday at 6:45 p.m. ET with a live preliminary card stream, while the four-fight main card followed at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
Darrion Caldwell def. Joe Warren by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:23
Fernando Gonzalez def. Gilbert Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bubba Jenkins def. Goiti Yamauchi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)
Joe Taimanglo def. Sirwan Kakai by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Neiman Gracie def. Roger Carroll by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Ricky Turcios def. Steve Garcia by split decision (29-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Justin Patterson def. Chance Rencountre by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ray Wood def. Chris Jones by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:10
Jermayne Barnes def. Derek Palmer by submission (strikes). Round 2, 1:17
Treston Thomison def. Aaron Roberson by submission (guillotine). Round 2, 2:20
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