Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record

"The Wolf"

12-3-0

Darrion Caldwell

Darrion "The Wolf" Caldwell

Fighter Details

  • Name: Darrion Caldwell
  • Pro MMA Record: 12-3-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Wolf
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1987.12.19
  • Last Fight: June 14, 2019 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 134.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: Alliance MMA
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $16,000 USD
  • Born: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
  • Fighting out of: Chula Vista, California
  • College: North Carolina State
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Darrion Caldwell ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

Darrion Caldwell Wiki Update Wiki


Caldwell is a former NCAA D1 wrestling champion (149 pounds) and 2 time All American, competing in amateur wrestling, before transitioning to MMA. Born and raised in Rahway, New Jersey, Caldwell competed in wrestling, football, and baseball at Rahway High School. Caldwell was a two-time All-Region football player, but had his most success on the wrestling mats; he had a record of 146-4 in high school, and was a three-time state champion. 


Caldwell continued wrestling at North Carolina State University, and during his true freshman season his record was 20-6. Caldwell missed becoming an All-American by one match, and had one of the best freshman seasons in the history of the school. In 2007-2008, Caldwell went 36-5 and finished in fifth place in the nation, earning All-American status. In 2008-2009, Caldwell went 38-1, and became national champion by defeating 2008 national champion and Dan Hodge Trophy winner, Brent Metcalf, 11-6. Caldwell was named most outstanding wrestler of the national championship tournament, and his only defeat was by injury default. Off the back of this performance, 


Caldwell was invited to attempt to join the senior-level Freestyle Wrestling world team, despite having little experience in the different style of wrestling. Caldwell finished in third place at the world team trials, and defeated the reigning Olympian at the weight class along the way. In the offseason Caldwell suffered a series of devastating shoulder injuries, which required surgery and forced him to redshirt the 2009-2010 season. 


Caldwell returned to action midway through the 10-11 year, and was undefeated in 15 matches. Caldwell was the number one seed for the 2011 national championships, but unfortunately suffered yet another shoulder injury in the second round match, which ended his college career. Caldwell finished his collegiate career with a 109-13 record, with 58 victories coming by a pin. Caldwell attempted to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, but the string of injuries left him outside of his top form. Caldwell was eliminated in round three of the final U.S. Olympic trials qualifier, and then decided to pursue a career in MMA.







Last updated 10.06.2015, 7:00 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Darrion Caldwell News View All

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Multi-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion A.J. Agazarm will... (2019-08-11 20:00:00 -0400)
Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images Former WBC and IBF boxing champion Ava Kni... (2019-08-11 19:00:00 -0400)
Weber Almeida scored a first-round knockout in his Bellator debut in January. | Esthe... (2019-08-05 20:00:00 -0400)
Earlier this month, Ben Askren found himself on the wrong end of a UFC record breakin... (2019-07-18 08:00:00 -0400)
BURBANK, Calif. — At Bellator media day, Darrion Caldwell says how he ended up in Bel... (2019-07-17 22:44:21 -0400)
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting BURBANK, Calif. — At Bellator media day, Henry Corrales t... (2019-07-17 21:35:49 -0400)
Esther Lin photo This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today, José Youngs... (2019-07-17 07:00:00 -0400)
Esther Lin photo This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today, José Youngs... (2019-07-17 07:00:00 -0400)
  • MMAFighting.com : Nate Diaz willing to defend ‘baddest motherf*cker in the game’ belt against Jorge Masvidal
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 241 Post-Fight Show 
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 241 Post-Fight Press Conference: Nate Diaz (Complete)
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 241 Post-Fight Press Conference: Dana White (Complete)
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 241 Post-Fight Press Conference: Stipe Miocic (Complete)
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 241 Post-Fight Press Conference: Paulo Costa (Complete)
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 241 Bonuses: Stipe Miocic cashes in with finish of Daniel Cormier
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 241 bonuses: Stipe Miocic, Khama Worthy, Paulo Costa, Yoel Romero all cash in
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 241 in Tweets: Pros react to Stipe Miocic’s incredible comeback KO win, Nate Diaz’s successful return, more
  • MMA Weekly : Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Nate Diaz next (video)
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 241 results: Stipe Miocic takes the heavyweight belt back from Daniel Cormier
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 241 results: Stipe Miocic knocks out Daniel Cormier to reclaim heavyweight title
  • MMAFighting.com : Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 2 full fight video highlights
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 241 post-fight press conference video
  • MMA Weekly : Nate Diaz decisions Anthony Pettis in UFC 241 co-main event, calls out Jorge Masvidal
  • MMAFighting.com : Nate Diaz pours on the punishment to defeat Anthony Pettis, calls out Jorge Masvidal 
  • MMAFighting.com : Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis full fight video highlights
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 241 live blog: Cormier vs. Miocic 2
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 241 results: Paulo Costa bests Yoel Romero in a slugfest
  • MMAFighting.com : Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero full fight video highlights