Bellator has added a trio of English talents to its roster, signing Paul Sass, Rob Sinclair and Martin Stapleton to long-term deals.

“Our talent development team does the best job in MMA by bringing hugely talented fighters to Bellator from around the globe,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stated in a release. “The No. 1 question I get from fans is, ‘When will a U.K. television deal be completed with Bellator?’ With these three signings, along with a roster already featuring the likes of Paul Daley, Ronnie Mann and Michael Page, we are setting the table for making Bellator an every-week televised occurrence in the U.K.”

Known for his mastery of the triangle choke, Sass (Pictured, bottom) owns 12 of his 13 career victories by way of submission. After beginning his Octagon career with three consecutive wins, however, “Sassangle” was released by the UFC earlier this year on the heels of back-to-back defeats.

“I’m incredibly excited to get the chance to compete with Bellator,” Sass said. “After meeting with their staff and having a clear understanding of what’s next, I can’t wait to get into the cage and get into my first tournament.”

Sinclair, 33, captured the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) lightweight title in 2010 and has defended that belt successfully three times, most recently besting UFC veteran Andre Winner in a split decision this past September at BAMMA 10. Known as “C4,” the Brit has earned nine knockouts in 12 career triumphs.

Stapleton, meanwhile, has not lost since 2008 and rides an eight-fight winning streak into his Bellator debut. The Brit returned to competition last year after spending nearly three years away from the cage on military duty, posting wins in June and July before winning a single-night, eight-man tournament on Dec. 1 under England’s Cage Contender banner.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Josh Koscheck vs. Mauricio Alonso added to Bellator 172 main card with Piccolotti-Primus canceled

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

Next month’s Bellator 172 card has lost a fight but gained two more, including the long-delayed promotional debut of former UFC title challenger Josh Koscheck.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Two Feature Fights Added to Bellator 174 Main Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

Two new bouts have been added to the Bellator 174: Corenen vs. Budd main card set for March 3 at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. read news >>

Cheick Kongo, 41, Showing No Signs of Slowing Down Heading into Bellator 172 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 9 views

Cheick Kongo may be 41 years of age, but he's showing no signs of calling it quits, as he heads into Saturday's Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione. read news >>

5 reasons to watch Bellator 171 with headliners Guillard, Njokuani heading in opposite directions

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

Last week’s Bellator 170 fight card earned fantastic ratings for the promotion. The question now becomes how many of those viewers were convinced to stick with the promotion for Friday’s Bellator 171 read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2370 with Bellator 170's Tito Ortiz, Eric Nicksick

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

Stream or download Wednesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Tito Ortiz and Eric Nicksick.Filed under: Bellator, News, Radio read news >>

Bellator 171 weigh-in results and live stream (6 p.m. ET)

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Bellator 171 weigh-ins take place today, and you can watch a live stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Bellator 170 medical suspensions: Christian Gonzalez gets indefinite term – for stab wound

  • 28 days ago
  • 17 views

Several fighters were given lengthy medical suspensions following this past Saturday’s Bellator 170 event in California – including what may be a fighting first.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Ranked flyweights Ali Bagautinov, Zach Makovsky no longer on UFC roster

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Two of the world’s best flyweights are no longer under UFC contract.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Kevin Lee vs. Francisco Trinaldo added to UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

A bout between surging lightweights Kevin Lee and Francisco Trinaldo is the latest addition to March’s UFC Fight Night 106 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator 171 live video stream and official results (7 p.m. ET)

  • 27 days ago
  • 54 views

Bellator 171 takes place today, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>