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Bellator 184 results: Darrion Caldwell takes bantamweight title with domination of Eduardo Dantas

Darrion Caldwell had a gameplan and he stuck to it. The result was a unanimous call for Caldwell (11-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) over champion Eduardo Dantas (20-5 MMA, 10-2 BMMA) – and a brand new belt to show for his efforts.

The bantamweight tile bout headlined Friday’s Bellator 184 event, which took place at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. It aired on Spike, along with the rest of the main card, following prelims on MMAjunkie.

Bellator 184 results:

MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Darrion Caldwell def. Eduardo Dantas via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) – to win bantamweight title
  • Emmanuel Sanchez def. Daniel Straus via submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 1:56
  • Pat Curran def. John Teixeira via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Leandro Higo def. Joe Taimanglo via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Manuel Muro def. Emmanuel Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Sean Holden def. Shakir McKillip via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:39 – 160-pound catchweight
  • Carrington Banks def. Steve Kozola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25)
  • Chance Rencountre def. Justin Patterson via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 2:58
  • Teagan Dooley def DeMarcus Simmons via submission (Americana) – Round 2, 2:12
  • Westin Wilson def. L.J. Hermreck via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 0:55
  • Kendall Carnahan def. Daniel Carey via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Ernest James def. Ray Jones via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:53
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