Ryan Martinez Joins Bellator's Heavyweight Division
CHICAGO, Ill. (June 8, 2012) â€” The Bellator Heavyweight roster continues to grow as the promotion announced today the signing of Ryan Martinez. The Infinite MMA product joins Bellator with a dominating 7-1 record, including an impressive victory over former two-time NCAA heavyweight champion Mark Ellis. Martinez will debut with Bellator on August 24 against a soon to be named opponent.
â€œThe second I heard Bellator had interest in bringing me over, I thought the move was a no-brainer, so everything came together pretty quickly,â€ said Martinez. â€œBellator 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.â€
Armed with a wrestling background and a sharp stand up game, Martinez brings a well-rounded arsenal to the Bellator cage. And while Martinez respects every fighter under the Bellator banner, he isnâ€™t blinded by belts or big names.
â€œCole Konrad has an unbelievable wrestling base and background, and Brett Rogers has made a name for himself in this sport, but all I see are guys that will be good names to put on my resume as wins. Nobody is as hungry as I am, and Iâ€™m ready to give it 120%.â€
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator
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