Hawaii MMA News: Bellator 261 Keoni Diggs got his first defeat via Split Decision
Daniel Weichel def.Keoni Diggs shared on points (29:28, 28:29, 30:27)
Daniel Weichel is back on the road to success. The Frankfurt veteran fought for victory over the previously undefeated Keoni Diggs in an entertaining duel in the main program of Bellator 261 on Saturday night.
Daniel Weichel has confirmed his position in Bellator’s rankings. The 6th-place featherweight from Frankfurt faced the undefeated, ambitious Keoni Diggs on Saturday night and played its experience against the two years younger fighter.
The direction of the fight was clear early on; the two featherweights wanted to compete with each other while standing. Diggs made pressure early on, attacked Weichel’s legs, and got through with his left. Weichel responded with an uppercut; a head kick missed the Hawaiian’s head. The Frankfurter scored with his right and also took the legs of his opponent.
In the second round, Weichel was able to open a laceration in Digg’s left eye and apply pressure. The Hawaiian slowed down noticeably; his attacks became harmless, while Weichel attacked with straight blows. Diggs woke up again in the last run, hits fell on both sides, but Weichel was unbeatable and was too far on the scoreboard. After 15 entertaining minutes, the win went to the Frankfurter divided into points.