It was a breakout night for Darrion Caldwell Friday at Bellator 151, as the highly touted former NCAA standout picked up his biggest career win to date.
Taking on former multi-division champ – and former Olympic hopeful – Joe Warren, Caldwell scored a dominant and devastating victory in the first round. Caldwell not only defeated Warren, he did so after throwing him on his head in a sick suplex before choking him unconscious with a rear naked choke.
That victory moved Caldwell to a perfect 9-0 in his MMA career, which now includes two straight submission wins in their cage.
Full results from Friday’s Spike broadcast are below:
- Darrion Caldwell def. Joe Warren via technical submission (rear naked choke) at 3:23 of the first round
- Fernando Gonzalez def. Gilbert Smith via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Bubba Jenkins def. Goiti Yamauchi via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-27)
- Joe Taimanglo def. Sirwan Kakai via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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