At 19-0 Nazareno Malegarie is one of the most promising up-and-coming featherweights in the world today. Photo credit: Bellator

Bellator Fighting Championships announced on Monday the addition of undefeated Argentinean BJJ black belt Nazareno “Naza” Malegarie (19-0) to their season four featherweight tournament which will get underway in March and air live on MTV2.

Malegarie, 24, is a Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Champion and currently trains MMA at Ataque Duplo gym in Brazil. Malegarie has finished 17 of his 19 opponents and is considered one of the most dangerous and promising featherweights in Brazil. Signing with Bellator will provide Malegarie his first opportunity of fighting in the United States.

He commented on this new phase of his career:

“I’m just very excited to finally have the chance to show fans in the United States what I’m capable of. Signing with Bellator was very important for me, and I’m ready to prove myself. … I’m looking forward to testing myself in this upcoming Bellator Featherweight Tournament. I’ve worked really hard to get to this spot, and I want to let people know who I am.””

Malegarie joins fellow featherweights Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Wilson Reis, Daniel Straus, Georgi Karakhanyan, Zac George, Kenny Foster, and Eric Larkin in the Bellator tournament.

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