Bellator signs heavyweight Ryan Martinez

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 ( for future updates on his opponent that’ll be named later.