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Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013

Bellator Signs Wolfslair MMA’s Sterritt, Graham and Vassell

Graham (photo via Wikipedia)

By FCF Staff

Bellator has announced that the promotion has added three more fighters to its roster, as it has signed Wolfslair MMA’s Gavin Sterritt, Peter Graham, and Linton “The Swarm” Vassell. According to a press release from the promotion, all three will compete during Bellator’s upcoming Ninth Season.

“Wolfslair’s produced some of the best talent in MMA over the last 10 years, and as Bellator continues expanding internationally and particularly with our huge new TV partnership with Viva in the UK, Wolfslair will be a tremendous asset and partner for our brand in the future,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney was quoted saying.

The press release including the following details about each competitor:

Sterritt will look to make is mark in Bellator’s Welterweight division and carries an impressive 6-1 record. The submission ace is the current holder of the UCC British Welterweight Championship and the ISKA British Welterweight Championship. Sterrit will make his Bellator debut on September 13th from Southern California’s Pechanga Resort and Casino when he faces the undefeated Andy Murad.

Graham joins Bellator with an eight-fight win streak in hand, all coming by knockout. Graham is a two-time NSW Heavyweight Champion in Australia, was named the ISKA Kickboxing Heavyweight Champion and the Draka Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, along with a long career fighting for K-1 during his illustrious kickboxing career.

Known for a strong wrestling background, UK Light Heavyweight Champion Linton “The Swarm” Vassell has a professional record of 11-3-1. Vassell was a late starter, only beginning to train MMA at 23. Now a seven-year veteran to the sport, Vassell will step into the Bellator cage and make his US debut November 8th from Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla.

Bellator’s Season Nine gets underway on September 7th at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, and will feature middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko taking on David Marshall in the main event. All of the season’s main cards will be broadcast live on SPIKE.



posted by FCF Staff @ 7:36 pm
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