Bellator Adds Justin Wren to Roster, Facing Josh Burns in Promotional Debut
By FCF Staff
After a five year hiatus from fighting, and a lengthy stint in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Just Wren has signed with Bellator and will make his debut on August 28th.
The 28 year-old Wren (10-2) hasn’t fought since 2010, when he submitted Josh Robertson while competing for Fight Force International. At the time, it was the UFC vet’s third consecutive win, but the heavyweight elected to walk away from the sport in an effort to recover from drug addiction.
Since then, Wren has visited the Congo several times and has started up the “Fight for the Forgotten” foundation, which has helped the Mbuti Pygmies secure their own land and escape slavery. The foundation has also partnered with other charity organizations to drill water wells for for the Pygmies.
Burns (8-8), meanwhile, is coming off a submission loss to Bobby Lashley in September,
Bellator 141 will be hosted by the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.
Here is the updated line-up for the card.
“Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz” – Friday, August 28, Pechanga Resort & Casino
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Melvin Guillard (32-14-2, 2 NC) vs. Brandon Girtz (11-4)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Patricky Pitbull (13-6) vs. Saad Awad (18-6)
Bellator Heavyweight Feature Fight: Justin Wren (10-2) vs. Josh Burns (8-8)
Bellator Heavyweight Feature Fight: Raphael Butler (9-1-1) vs. Lorenzo Hood (9-2)
Bellator Womens Featherweight Prelim: Marloes Coenen (22-6) vs. Arlene Blencowe (6-4)
Bellator Womens Featherweight Prelim: Adrienna Jenkins (18-6) vs. Lissette Neri (6-2)
Bellator Welterweight Prelim: Curtis Millender (7-2) vs. Steven Ciaccio (4-3)
Bellator Welterweight Prelim: Johnny Cisneros (8-4) vs. Gabriel Miglioli (9-7)