Darrion Caldwell
Caldwell
United States flag
Feb 04 2023
Saturday

Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
Nikita Mikhailov
Mikhailov
Russian Federation flag
15-6-0
UD 3
UD 3
8-2-0

The tape

36
Age
25
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

KOSDSUBSUBUD
Form
UDKOUDMDSD
15
Wins
8
2
By KO
3
13
KO%
38
6
By SUB
0
40
SUB%
0
6
Loses
2
1
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2016
21
Bouts
10
50
Rounds
24
3 hours, 30 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 48 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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Darrion Caldwell vs Nikita Mikhailov report

Who won Caldwell vs Mikhailov?

Nikita Mikhailov beat Darrion Caldwell by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator 290, on Saturday 4th February 2023 at Kia Forum in Inglewood.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Nikita Mikhailov.

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 Mikhailov stats

Darrion Caldwell stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Nikita Mikhailov made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Mikhailov had a large advantage in power over Caldwell, boosting at 38% knock out percentage over Caldwell's 13%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Caldwell had a massive advantage over Mikhailov, boasting at 40% submission rate over Mikhailov's 0%.

Darrion Caldwell was the older man by 11 years, at 36 years old.

Caldwell had a height advantage of 3 inches over Mikhailov.

Caldwell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Mikhailov, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 53 to Mikhailov's 29.

Caldwell vs Mikhailov form

Darrion Caldwell had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Enrique Barzola at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Footprint Center, Phoenix, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leandro Higo at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, he had lost to AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by split decision in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had beat Adam Borics at Bellator 238 on 25th January 2020 by split decision in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood.

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.

Activity check

Caldwell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Mikhailov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Caldwell vs Mikhailov?

Darrion Caldwell was a 13/10 (+120) underdog going into the contest, while Nikita Mikhailov made his way into the ring at 8/13 (-150) with oddsmakers.

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