Bellator MMA makes its way to back to the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma for Bellator 195. The main event takes place in the bantamweight division where Darrion Caldwell defends his title against Leandro Higo. Caldwell will be making his first title defense after capturing the belt by beating Eduardo Dantas by unanimous decision at Bellator 184.
The co-main event features long-time MMA veteran Joe Warren, as he takes on fellow vet, Joe Taimanglo. Warren is 3-3 over his last six fights, alternating wins and losses. His most recent fight was at Bellator 181 where he decisioned Steve Garcia. Joe Taimanglo enters the fight riding a two-fight losing streak. His most recent loss came at Bellator 184 where he dropped a unanimous decision to Leandro Higo.
The four-fight main card also includes Kristina Williams vs. Emily Ducote in a women’s flyweight bout and Juan Archuleta vs. William Joplin in a battle of featherweights.
The prelims will stream on bellator.com starting at 6 PM CT, with the Paramount Network taking over at 8 PM CT.
Here are my predictions for each fight.
Note: The predictions in this column do not necessarily mean that I will be betting them. I have changed my mind in the past and gone the other way after conducting more research. For all of my official bets follow me on Twitter @FightChampBlog.
Darrion Caldwell (11-1) vs. Leandro Higo (18-3) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Pick: Caldwell by KO/TKO
Joe Warren (15-6) vs. Joe Taimanglo (23-8-1) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Pick: Warren by Decision
Kristina Williams (1-0) vs. Emily Ducote (6-3) – Flyweight 125 lbs.
Pick: Ducote by Decision
Juan Archuleta (17-1) vs. William Joplin (15-14) – Featherweight 145 lbs.
Pick: Archuleta by KO/TKO
Prelims Quick Look
Solis over Bennett
Patterson over Grinnell
Gonzalez over Servin
Cotton over Reeser
Williams over Carey
Holland over Dooley
Thomison over Vazquez
Parker over Florentino
Webb over Lopez
Enjoy the fights!
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