After scoring three wins in the Bellator featherweight division, Darrion Caldwell is moving down to the bantamweight division and will meet Rafael Silva on the main card of next month’s Bellator 137.

Eric Coleman - Bellator MMA

Eric Coleman – Bellator MMA

The fight booking was announced by Bellator on Wednesday afternoon and the promotion also announced A.J. Matthews vs. Ben Reiter and Steve Kozola vs. Ian Butler have been added to the preliminary card.

Bellator 137 will come from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California on May 15th and will be headlined by a title fight as Brandon Halsey defends the middleweight title against Kendall Grove.

Caldwell (6-0) has won two of his three fights in Bellator by submission and his 50 second submission over Lance Surma in his Bellator debut is the fastest submission in Bellator featherweight division history. His last appearance in the Bellator cage came in October as he defeated Anthony Dizy by decision. Silva (22-4) is 3-1 in Bellator and won the 2013 Summer Series bantamweight tournament. His only defeat in the Bellator cage came in an interim title fight against Joe Warren and he is coming off a decision win against Rob Emerson.

The current Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove fight card is below.

Main Card (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Brandon Halsey (8-0) vs. Kendall Grove (21-14)
Eduardo Dantas (16-4) vs. Mike Richman (18-5)
Fernando Gonzalez (23-13) vs. Curtis Millender (7-1)
Darrion Caldwell (6-0) vs. Rafael Silva (22-4)

Preliminary Card (Spike.com – 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT)
A.J. Matthews (7-3) vs. Ben Reiter (15-0-1)
Virgil Zwicker (13-4-1) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (12-4)
Joe Taimanglo (20-6-1) vs. Antonio Duarte (18-5)
Jordan Parsons (10-1) vs. Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (30-0)
Jesse Juarez (22-9) vs. Ricky Rainey (10-3)
Steve Kozola (5-0) vs. Ian Butler (1-1) *

* – Will be a dark fight and take place after main card

14 Responses

    • Hardcore MMA fan

      And not even a thank you. Wow unbelievable. Well you’re welcome anyway…

      • Jason Floyd

        For your information, I pulled his record from a Bellator press release.

      • Jason Floyd

        Just letting you know the source of that info.

      • Hardcore MMA fan

        Oh k and still no thank you lol. Do you got something against me Jason? I always give you info and try to help you out and I never get the credit I deserve. As I always say haters gonna hate always..

  1. Hardcore MMA fan

    Have you ever thought about covering boxing Jason or do you not know as much about it like you do MMA? Also do you think 137 is the best Bellator of the yr not including the tent poles? I think this is the best non tent pole event.

    • Jason Floyd

      With all of the things I am involved with from a business aspect, I do not want to add any more sports to cover.

      In terms of Bellator 137, can not debate that until the fight card actually happens.

  2. Hardcore MMA fan

    I rather have seen Ben Reiter get the title shot vs Halsey. Hbu?

    • Jason Floyd

      Reiter needs to face tougher competition before he should get a title shot.

  3. Hardcore MMA fan

    I just said that bc it would be good and cool to promote 2 undefeated fighters. As Bas always says someone’s O got’s to go.

  4. Hardcore MMA fan

    I meant do you think 137 is the best non tent pole on paper?

    • Jason Floyd

      That question can not be answered until after the event takes place, because “card is subject to change.”

  5. Hardcore MMA fan

    If I was Bellator I’d make 137 a 6 fight card and make it 3 hrs.