Sweden raised Sirwan Kakai (12-4) dropped his first fight under the Bellator MMA banner, but the opportunity in his second bout is a big one as he faces Olympic wrestler and former Bellator champion Joe Warren.

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Kakai Looks to Rebound After Recent Loss

Bellator 161 takes place at the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas on September 16.  The American is also coming off of a loss as he was submitted by Darrion Caldwell back in March at Bellator 151.  Warren once won 5 straight bouts under the Bellator banner and won both the featherweight and bantamweight titles.

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Kakai lost to Joe Taimanglo (22-6-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) on the same at Bellator 151 card.  “Zohan” went one win and one loss in the UFC in 2015.  This bantamweight bout will serve as the co-headliner.