Eduardo Dantas to Defend Bantamweight Crown vs. Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 184 on Oct. 6

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 14, 2017


Eduardo Dantas will put his bantamweight title on the line against Darrion Caldwell in the Bellator 184 headliner on Oct. 6.

The bout was announced during the Bellator 181 broadcast on Friday night. Bellator 184 takes place at Winstar Casino in Thackerville, Okla., and will also include a featherweight clash pitting ex-champ Daniel Straus against Emmanuel Sanchez in the co-main event. The evening’s main card will air on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

Dantas and Caldwell were initially scheduled to meet at Bellator 177 but Caldwell was forced to withdraw from the contest due to injury. Instead, Dantas captured a split decision over Leandro Higo for his fourth consecutive victory.

Caldwell, meanwhile, has lost just once — an upset submission defeat against Joe Taimanglo — in eight Bellator MMA appearances. He avenged that setback at Bellator 167, when he captured a unanimous decision victory over Taimanglo this past December.

Straus returned to action after more than a year absence at Bellator 178, where he lost the featherweight title to Patricio Freire via second-round submission on April 21. Sanchez, meanwhile, has won five of his last six promotional appearances, including a three-round verdict over Marcos Galvao at Bellator 175 on March 31.

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