Zelg Galesic Signs To Fight In Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tourney
CHICAGO, Ill. (May 27, 2011) â€” Bellator Fighting Championships announced today the addition of former DREAM veteran and Rage Cage Champion Zelg â€œLittle Cro Copâ€ Galesic to the Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tournament. Galesic joins fellow middleweights Alexander â€œStormâ€ Shlemenko, Bryan â€œThe Beastâ€ Baker, Vitor Vianna, Jared Hess, Brian â€œThe Predatorâ€ Rogers and Sam Alvey in the eight-man tournament to decide who will earn a title shot against current Bellator Middleweight World Champion Hector Lombard.
â€œI think I match up well with the fighters in this tournament - guys like Alexander Shlemenko, Bryan Baker, and Sam Alvey,â€ said Galesic. â€œAnd Hector Lombard is a great fighter. He_s always very exciting to watch. I hope I will get a chance to touch gloves with him one day.â€
â€œZelg is a great addition to our Season 5 Middleweight Tournament, and now that he_s back 100% from injury, he should be competitive with our top Middleweights,â€ said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney.
A true knockout artist, Galesic (10-5) has never had a fight go the distance, registering an impressive eight knockouts in his 10 professional victories. Truly a dynamic striker, the â€œLittle Cro Copâ€ earned his nickname after training with fellow Croatian and MMA legend Mirko Filipovic. After stepping away from the cage for over a year with a knee injury, Galesic is fully healed and ready to make noise in Bellatorâ€™s upcoming Middleweight Tournament.
â€œI see Bellator as a place to really make a major name for myself in the United States,â€ Galesic said. â€œI_m extremely excited to compete in the upcoming Bellator Middleweight Tournament. I_m even more excited to win the whole thing.â€
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