The Bellator Fighting Championships promotion continues to scoop up talent on what seems like a daily basis here lately. It was announced today that heavyweight Ryan Martinez (7-1) has signed with the promotion and will debut on August 24th against an opponent that will be named at a later date.
Martinez has a wrestling background while having the power to stop opponents with strikes as well. He has three wins via TKO/KO. Martinez spoke on the opportunity to sign with the Bellator promotion:
“The second I heard Bellator had interest in bringing me over, I thought the move was a no-brainer, so everything came together pretty quickly,” said Martinez. “Bellator without a doubt in my mind has the hungriest and most exciting fighters in this sport, and I want to be a part of that.”
It’ll be interesting to see how Martinez stacks up with the other heavyweights in the division standing under six feet tall. Stay close to ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) for future updates on his opponent that’ll be named later.