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Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Caldwell vs Higo?
Darrion Caldwell will face the challenge of Leandro Higo, during the main card of Bellator 259, on Friday 21st May 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Caldwell vs Higo stats
Darrion Caldwell steps 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.
Leandro Higo will make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggest Higo has a slight advantage in power over Caldwell, with a 15% knock out percentage over Caldwell's 13%.
Darrion Caldwell is the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Caldwell has a height advantage of 2 inches over Higo. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Caldwell is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 year and 4 months later than Higo, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 6 less professional rounds, 44 to Higo's 50.
Caldwell vs Higo form
Caldwell has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to AJ McKee Jr on 19th November 2020 by in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Adam Borics on 25th January 2020 by in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kyoji Horiguchi on 14th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had lost to Kyoji Horiguchi on 31st December 2018 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
He had won against Noad Lahat on 17th August 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.
Caldwell's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Higo's last 3 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.3 rounds on average.