While the entire northeast of the United States was shoveling snow, the MMA world was making moves.
Bellator 177 on April 14th in Budapest has a new main event. Former NCAA National Champion wrestler, Darrion Caldwell withdrew from his title fight against bantamweight champion, Eduardo Dantas. Dantas will now defend his belt against top prospect and Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) champion, Leandro Higo, in Higo’s Bellator debut. Dantas enters the contest on a win over Marcos Galvao, while Higo enters the contest on an 8 fight winning streak,
Longtime UFC heavyweight, Roy Nelson will return to the octagon to face former Bellator heavyweight champion, Alexander Volkov at UFC on Fox 24 on April 15th in Kansas City, Missouri. Nelson will be entering the contest on a knockout win over Antonio Silva. Volkov is riding a three fight winning streak, with a successful UFC debut over Timothy Johnson.