Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Caldwell vs Barzola?
Enrique Barzola beat Darrion Caldwell by , during the prelims of Bellator 273, on Saturday 29th January 2022 at Footprint Center in Phoenix.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Enrique Barzola.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Caldwell vs Barzola stats
Darrion Caldwell stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Enrique Barzola made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Barzola had advantage in power over Caldwell, with a 25% knock out percentage over Caldwell's 13%.
Darrion Caldwell was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Caldwell had a height advantage of 3 inches over Barzola. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Caldwell was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 months earlier than Barzola, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 66 less professional rounds, 0 to Barzola's 66.
Caldwell vs Barzola form
Caldwell remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Leandro Higo at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by split decision in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had won against Adam Borics at Bellator 238 on 25th January 2020 by split decision in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood.
Before that, he had lost to Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had been beaten by Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Caldwell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.