Bellator signs Olympic wrestling prospect Shawn Bunch

We first interviewed this man back in 2010; today Bellator Fighting Championships announced that they have signed bantamweight fighter Shawn Bunch. Formerly an Olympic wrestling qualifier, Shawn has turned his attention to MMA and will take part in the upcoming Bellator bantamweight tournament.

Here is what Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney had to say:

“Wrestlers like Askren, Warren, Konrad, Chandler and soon King Mo have had great impact at Bellator, and I expect nothing less with Shawn,” Rebney then said. “Shawn brings a resume in combat sport and a level of explosiveness to MMA that is hard to match. I can’t wait to watch him develop as part of the Bellator family:”

Bunch plans to impress fans all over the world with his transition over to MMA, he currently trains out of the American Kickboxing Academy which is home to some of the worlds best fighters and trainers. Here is what Shawn Bunch said about joining Bellator:

“For MMA fans that aren’t familiar with me, get ready,” Bunch said. “I bring an incredibly fast and explosive game to the table, and I’m just ready to start this new chapter in my life. I can’t wait to get into the cage and get it going.”

Bunch will enter Bellator with no pro or amateur MMA fights on his record. He is likely to make his debut for the promotion later this year. It will be very interesting to see how he performs and how well he manages to pick up all the other fighting elements involved with MMA.

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