Caldwell Out, Higo Faces Dantas at Bellator 177


Injury has forced Darrion Caldwell to with draw from Bellator 177. Instead, in his promotional debut former RFA & LFA, Bantamweight champion, Leandro “Ptibull” Higo will challenge Eduardo Dantas for the Bellator Bantamweight title.

Dantas is on a 3 fight win streak, that includes winning the Bellator Bantamweight title by unanimous decision over Marcos Galvao and defending it, with a majority decision win over Joe Warren. Higo has 10 of 13 finishes by submission and is on a 8 fight win streak. In his last fight Higo showed a full skill set in defeating Steven Peterson to become the first ever LFA Bantamweight champion.B177_BKB6_1920x1080_weichel_macapa_lena_harper

The card has also gained a pair of fights with Ukranian, Lena Ovchynnikova facing England’s Helen Harper in a Woman’s Flyweight bout and in the men’s Featherweight division Germany’s Daniel Weichel faces Brazilian John Teixeira.

Bellator 177 takes place on April 14 at the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary.

Complete Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higo Main Card:
BW Title: Eduardo Dantas (19-4) vs. Leandro Higo (17-2)
FW: Daniel Weichel (38-9) vs. John “Macapa”Teixeira (21-1-2)
WflyW:  Lena Ovchynnikova (11-4) vs. Helen Harper (4-1)
FW: Anthony Taylor (1-2) vs. Adam Borics (5-0)
Preliminary Card:
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Brian Moore (9-5) vs. Ludovit Klein (6-0)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Mate Kertesz (3-0) vs. Adam Polgar (10-8)

Updated Bellator Kickboxing 6 Main Card:
Welterweight World Title Bout: Zoltan Laszak (11-2) vs. Karim Ghajji (97-13-1)

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