Bellator announced on Tuesday that the bantamweight champion, Darrion Caldwell will make his first title defense at Bellator 195 when he takes on Leandro Higo.
Background on Caldwell and Higo
Caldwell is a former NCAA Division 1 national champion wrestler. He transitioned to MMA after college and has a 10-1 record. His only loss came Joe Taimanglo, which he would avenge. He would win the bantamweight title at Bellator 184 in October when he defeated Eduardo Dantas.
Higo is a former LFA bantamweight champion with a 18-3 record. He made his Bellator debut on short notice when he faced Eduardo Dantas. He lost the decision to Dantas but bounced back with a victory over Taimanglo in his next Bellator fight.
Bellator 195 is scheduled for March 2nd in Thackerville, Oklahoma.