Another decorated collegiate wrestler has thrown his hat into the cage.

Texas-based organization Legacy Fighting Championship on Monday announced the signing of Darrion Caldwell, a 2009 NCAA Division I wrestling champion and two-time All-American from North Carolina State University.

A New Jersey native, 24-year-old Caldwell will soon relocate to Arizona, where he’ll train at Gilbert, Ariz.’s Power MMA and Fitness. The Power MMA Team is home to a number of former NCAA All-Americans who have made successful transitions to MMA, including co-founders Ryan Bader, Aaron Simpson and C.B. Dollaway.

Caldwell is expected to compete at featherweight in MMA, having won his national title at 149 pounds. His championship junior season at NC State saw him amass a 29-match winning streak and included victories over current Team Alpha Male prospect Lance Palmer and Dan Hodge Trophy winner Brent Metcalf. Caldwell did not compete in his senior year after undergoing shoulder surgery, an injury which also kept him out of a rematch with Metcalf in May 2010.

No date has been set for Caldwell’s MMA debut, which Monday’s Legacy FC release states will come “in the near future.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Legacy FC 62 results: Rafael Lovato Jr. takes Cortez Coleman's arm to retain middleweight title

  • 25 days ago
  • 24 views

As one of the most decorated Rafael Lovato Jr. wanting the fight on the ground against Cortez Coleman. However, the middleweight champ had no trouble unleashing his strikes at Legacy FC 62.Filed unde read news >>

Legacy FC 62 highlights: How much did this eye-poke affect the headlining title fight?

  • 25 days ago
  • 33 views

Few things can affect a fight like an accidental eye-poke, as we learned in Friday’s Legacy FC 62 headliner.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Featured Videos, News, Videos read news >>

Legacy FC 62 Results & Highlights: Rafael Lovato Jr. Secures Armbar to Retain Title | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 13 views

Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu legend Rafael Lovato Jr. caught Cortez Coleman in an armbar to force the submission and retain his championship at Legacy FC 62. read news >>

Colleen Schneider signs with Bellator for flyweight debut

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

MMA veteran Colleen Schneider is the latest Bellator acquisition. Schneider, 34, is the girlfriend of UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett and has fought the bulk of her career in the women’s bantamweight di read news >>

Fedor Signs Mult-Fight Deal with Bellator | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 21 views

Bellator on Saturday announced its latest free agent signing, and it was a big one: Fedor Emelianenko. His first fight is already inked. read news >>

Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota joins UFC on FOX 22 lineup

  • 16 days ago
  • 9 views

Next month’s UFC on FOX 22 lineup has its 13th matchup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Bellator fighters Joe Warren, A.J. McKee, Darrion Caldwell

  • 15 days ago
  • 7 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Joe Warren, A.J. McKee and Darrion Caldwell.Filed under: Bellator, MMAjunkie Radio, News read news >>

Titan FC featherweight champ Andre Harrison signs with WSOF, meets Bruce Boyington at WSOF 34

  • 14 days ago
  • 7 views

WSOF has bolstered its roster with the signing of a Titan FC champion, and he’ll make his promotional debut next month.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2332 with Joe Warren and Darrion Caldwell

  • 14 days ago
  • 5 views

Stream or download Tuesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Joe Warren and Darrion Caldwell.Filed under: Bellator, News, Radio read news >>

With Freire out, Darrion Caldwell-Joe Taimanglo rematch set for Bellator 167 main event

  • 12 days ago
  • 7 views

With another headliner for Bellator 167 gone by the wayside, there’s a new main event set for the promotion’s second of back-to-back shows in Oklahoma next week. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>