On Friday, July 22, Bellator MMA will host its 159th event from the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan.
In the night’s main event, undefeated bantamweight Darrion Caldwell looks to continue his march towards the title when he takes on veteran Joe Taimanglo. The 28-year-old Caldwell moved his record to 9-0 in March when he choked out former champion Joe Warren via rear-naked choke. Guam’s Taimanglo enters the contest having won three straight. Sixteen of his 22 career wins have come before the final bell.
The co-main event features hometown favorite David “Caveman” Rickels against UFC and WSOF veteran Melvin Guillard.
The action kicks on Friday at 6:45 p.m. ET with a live preliminary card stream. The night’s main card airs live on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
The results of the event’s weigh-ins, which take place at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 21, appear below.
Bellator 159 Weigh-in Results
Darrion Caldwell (136) vs. Joe Taimanglo (138)
David Rickels (155.8) vs. Melvin Guillard (157.9)
Daniel Weichel (145.2) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (146)
Philipe Lins (204.6) vs. Guilherme Viana (205.1)
Bruna Ellen (125) vs. Jessica Middleton (125.4)
Bruna Vargas (125.1) vs. Emily Ducote (125.3)
Gaston “Tonga” Reyno (146) vs. L.J. Hermreck (144.5)
Manny Meraz (170.8) vs. Trey Ogden (166.8)
Chris Harris (184.8) vs. Matt Foster (188.9)
Marcio Navarro (155.3) vs. Fernando Martinez (155.3)
Johnny Marigo (134.7) vs. Andy Riley (135.3)
Josh Pfeifer (155.6) vs. Henry Lindsay (155.9)
Chuka Willis (146.2) vs. Brandon Phillips (145.8)
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