Bellator 204 live stream.The Viacom brand of MMA is back this Friday for Bellator 204, headlined with the promotion’s bantamweight king, Darrion Caldwell, stepping up to featherweight to take on the 12-3 Noad Lahat. Undefeated 8-0 prospect Logan Storley steps back in the cage in the co-main event to square off with the 9-7 seasoned veteran AJ Matthews. Also on the main card.Watch free now
Caldwell captured Bellator’s bantamweight belt with a unanimous decision victory over Eduardo Dantas back at Bellator 184, last October. Since then, the collegiate wrestling standout has successfully defended the strap, choking out Leandro Higo with a guillotine in the first round, earlier this year at Bellator 195. Now, Caldwell is returning to the featherweight division to give it a go. Caldwell’s first-three Bellator bouts took place at 145 pounds, going 2-0-1, so this isn’t exactly new territory for the champ, but it could mean a potential title run in a second division.
Since departing from his 2-2 run inside of the UFC, Lahat has found a home with Bellator MMA. Lahat choked out his first-two Bellator opponents with rear-naked chokes, and then ran into a little hiccup in the form of Henry Corrales at Bellator 182. Lahat responded to the loss with a unanimous decision win over Jeremiah Labiano to get himself back into the win column, and is now tasked with welcoming Bellator’s bantamweight champ back to the featherweight division. Being known for leaning on his Jiu-Jitsu skills, can Lahat pull off the upset and kick Caldwell back down to 135 pounds