Bellator Fighting Championships has signed undefeated featherweight
Mirzaev (pictured) to a multi-fight contract.
Sherdog.com confirmed the deal with a source close to the situation
following an initial report from MMAJunkie.com on Tuesday.
Mirzaev is expected to debut in the fall during Bellator's upcoming
fifth-season. Neither a debut date nor a first opponent for the
Russian have been announced.
Mirzaev has yet to taste defeat in nearly two years as a pro. Known
as “Black Tiger,” the 25-year-old has already earned three wins in
2011, finishing all three of his conquered foes in the first round.
First, Mirzaev took out Evgeni
Khavilov with a 62-second knockout in March before submitting
Kishev in May with an armbar at the United Glory World Series
Most recently, the Russian earned the biggest win of his young
career by stopping former Sengoku featherweight king Masanori
Kanehara with a first-round technical knockout on July 7 in