Bellator 261: Hawaiian fighter Keoni Diggs will be facing Germany’s Daniel Weichel on June 25, 2021, at Mohegan Sun Arena, CT
Wahiawa, Hawaii – Keoni Diggs is the undefeated 33-year-old fighter making his third Bellator appearance on June 25.
Keoni Diggs made his way to Bellator by continuing to win his matches from big fight organizations like King of the Cage, LFA, FFC, and the local Hawaii promotion, X1 World Events.
Keoni Diggs is a very dangerous opponent. Not only good in striking but also good in submissions. A well-rounded fighter, he trains with fellow UFC fighters in Hawaii.
Keoni Diggs is seen training at different Gyms and Performance centers in both his hometown Hawaii and his current living place Arizona. Gracie Technics, Hi-Performance Fitness, Nito Boxing Academy, Hawaii Elite MMA, and MMA Lab.
Daniel Weichel returns to the cage to face Keoni Diggs.
Seven months after his last appearance, Germany’s Daniel Weichel will climb back into the cage. The featherweight will meet the American Keoni Diggs at Bellator 261 on June 25 and start the next attempt towards the title fight.
For Daniel Weichel (40-12), it starts all over again. The Frankfurter had spent the last year and a half in the big Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix and reached the quarter-finals after being able to prevail on points in the first round against the English grappler Saul Rogers.
One lap later, however, he had to admit defeat to Emmanuel Sanchez. The Mexican “matador” returned the favor for a loss in 2016 against Weichel and secured his title chance in the semifinals against Patricio Freire, which he could not use.
Weichel has focused on the Portuguese Pedro Carvalho in recent months; the two not only agreed on a fight on social networks, but Bellator MMA also seemed to like the pairing; it was scheduled for April.
Then the Frankfurter infected himself with Covid-19 and had to cancel. Carvalho took on a fight against Jay Jay Wilson instead and was knocked out.
Now he meets Keoni Diggs (9-0) in his 14th fight for Bellator MMA. The Hawaiian is a late caller and didn’t make his MMA debut until he was 27. Since then, the 34-year-old has remained undefeated in nine fights and fought his way into the Bellator roster via King of the Cage, LFA, and FFC.
The fighter from the MMA Lab is particularly dangerous with the rear-naked choke. With this technique, he successfully finished five of his nine professional fights, including his two Bellator appearances against Scotty Hao and Derek Campos.