Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Caldwell vs Higo?
Leandro Higo beat Darrion Caldwell by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of Bellator 259, on Friday 21st May 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Leandro Higo.
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 Higo 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.
Leandro Higo made 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 suggested Higo had a slight advantage in power over Caldwell, with a 15% knock out percentage over Caldwell's 13%.
Darrion Caldwell was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Caldwell had a height advantage of 2 inches over Higo. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Caldwell was 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 had fought 6 less professional rounds, 44 to Higo's 50.
Caldwell vs Higo form
Caldwell had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Adam Borics at Bellator 238 on 25th January 2020 by in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.
Before that, he had lost to 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.
He had won against Noad Lahat at Bellator 204 on 17th August 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.
Caldwell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Higo's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.