The main card of “Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell” on March 4 is complete with yesterday’s announcement that former UFC veteran Gilbert Smith will replace the injured Michael Page against Fernando Gonzalez in the evening’s co-main event.

In addition, Sirwan Kakai will make his promotional debut against Joe Taimanglo in the fourth and final main card contest.

Smith (12-4), who first rose to prominence during his time on the 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter, will be making his Bellator MMA debut against a fighter who is currently in the midst of a four-fight winning streak. “Midnight Magic” is on a bit of a roll of his own, coming into the promotion riding a two-bout winning streak. A veteran of UFC and most recently RFA, Smith won the regional promotion’s welterweight belt in June, defending the title one time before signing with Bellator.

Gonzalez (24-13) took a brief hiatus from MMA to compete in the kickboxing portion of the groundbreaking “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” event in September, losing a tightly contest decision to Paul Daley. Gonzalez now returns to his comfort zone of MMA, where he has strung together an impressive four-fight winning streak. A former Strikeforce and WEC veteran, Gonzalez has been competing professionally since 2003.

Kakai (12-3) is one of Bellator MMA’s latest signings, joining the fray after a two-fight stint in the UFC. “Zohan,” 26, hails from Sweden and owns 10 finishes in his 12 victories as a professional fighter.

Taimanglo (21-6) will be making his seventh appearance under the Bellator MMA banner, and will enter this bout riding a two-fight winning streak. A Guam-native, “The Juggernaut” has stopped his opponent in 21 of his victories and has only lost twice in his last 14 fights.

“Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell” airs live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App.

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