Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011
NCAA All-American Nik Fekete Confirmed for Bellator Season 4
By FCF Staff
Bellator FC has added another notable wrestler to its roster, as the promotion has announced that NCAA Division 1 All American turned mixed-martial-artist, Nik Fete, will compete in the organization’s upcoming Season Four light-heavyweight tourney.
“Fekete is a light heavyweight we’ve been keeping a very close eye on, and I’m excited to let fans on MTV2 have the chance to see what he is capable of in this tournament to crown our first World Champion at 205 lbs.,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebne in a press release from the promotion.
Fekete, who wrestled at Michigan State University and helped train the 2008 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team, has gone 4-0 in MMA competition since turning pro in 2009.
“I went out to Beijing for a month-and-a-half in 2008 for the Olympics to help the team train, and as soon as I got back home, I packed my stuff up and I moved to Vegas,” said Fekete. “I started teaching classes at Xtreme Couture, and then Wanderlei Silva asked for my help, so I helped teach him a couple different things. I was kind of like a freelance guy, going from gym to gym. I helped train Vitor Belfort for his fight with Matt Lindland, so I would just go from fighter to fighter in Vegas soaking up as much as I could.”
The 30 year-old-fighter joins Daniel Gracie as a confirmed participant for the tournament, which is set to begin in March.
“I think 2011 is going to be a breakthrough year for me,” Fekete said. “I’ve been training my whole life and I’ve been training non-stop for more than two years in MMA. It may sound cliché, but I’m truly excited to go out there and put on a show for all of the fans in attendance, and the millions that will be watching on MTV2.”
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:54 pm