MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Darrion Caldwell vs. Joe Taimanglo headlines Bellator 159

Darrion Caldwell vs. Joe Taimanglo headlines Bellator 159  Bellator officials announced Wednesday that Darrion Caldwell will take on  Joe Taimanglo in the main event of Bellator 159. Caldwell (9-0) is coming off the biggest win of his career as he submitted Joe Warren at Bellator 151. The win pushed his undefeated record to 9-0. Taimanglo (22-6-1) heads into this bout on a three-fight win streak. He last took out UFC vet Sirwan Kakai at Bellator 151. Also added to that card is a lightweight co-main event featuring Melvin Guillard (32-16-2) against David Rickels (17-4). Bellator 159 takes place  July 22 from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan. Here’s an updated look at the card. MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Darrion Caldwell vs. Joe Taimanglo Melvin Guillard vs. David Rickels PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Manny Meraz vs. Trey Ogden Matt Foster vs. Chris Harris   UFC Fight Night 88 salaries Cody Garbrandt: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Thomas Almeida: $25,000 Jeremy Stephens: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Renan Barao: $50,000 Rick Story: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus) def. Tarec Saffiedine: $37,000 Chris Camozzi: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Vitor Miranda: $18,000 Lorenz Larkin: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Masvidal: $57,000 Paul Felder: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Josh Burkman: $48,000 Sara McMann: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Jessica Eye: $25,000 Abel Trujillo: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus) def. Jordan Rinaldi: $10,000 Jake Collier: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Alberto Uda: $10,000 Erik Koch: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Shane Campbell: $15,000 Bryan Caraway: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Aljamain Sterling: $30,000 Adam Milstead: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Chris De La Rocha: $10,000   Cast revealed for ‘TUF: Latin America 3’  Season three of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America,” debuts August 20 on UFC Fight Pass featuring coaches Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell. Here’s a look at the cast for this upcoming season. John Bedoya, 5-0, Bogota, Colombia Martin Bravo, 11-0, Rosarito, Mexico Yasser Castillo, 5-1, 32, Nagarote, Nicaragua Santiago Cardenas, 4-2, 30, Castro, Chile Illanovic Chalo, 11-0, 34, Maracay, Venezuela Jose David Flores, 5-1-1, 30, Santa Cruz, Bolivia Javier Ganin, 10-5, 30, Mar del Plata, Argentina Alejandro Martinez, 11-1, 25, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Claudio Puelles, 7-1, 20, Lima, Peru Fabian Quintanar, 13-2, 29, Tijuana, Mexico Leonardo Rodriguez, 11-2-1, 31, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico Marcelo Rojo, 13-4, 28, Cordoba, Argentina Pablo Sabori, 5-0, 24, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico Juan Villaseca, 5-0, 24, Talagante, Chile Miguel Villegas, 3-1, 21, Tijuana, Mexico Walter Zamora, 9-2, 26, San Jose, Costa Rica   UFC 199 Countdown: Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping   UFC 199 Embedded – Episode 3    UFC 199 Embedded – Episode 4  

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