CHICAGO, Ill. (January 28, 2011) - Six-time Bellator veteran Wilson Reis will have a chance to become a nine-time vet in early 2011. Bellator Fighting Championships today confirmed Reis as the sixth competitor in the Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament which airs LIVE on MTV2 beginning in March 2011.
Reis made it to the semifinal round of both the Season 1 and Season 2 Featherweight Tournaments and currently boasts a Bellator record of 4-2 with an overall record of 11-2. His impressive rear naked choke of Shad Lierley at Bellator 14 can be viewed here: (http://bit.ly/hYfd4O)
"I came up short in the first two tournaments and this is my chance to make things right," said Reis. "I absolutely believe that I can win it, and that's why I decided to get involved this time around. I'm going to give it all I have, take it one fight at a time, and in every fight, do my best."
Reis brings an impressive 11-2 record to the Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament that includes a 2008 submission victory over newly crowned Bellator World Bantamweight Champion Zack "Fun Size" Makovsky.
"Wilson's part of our family. He's been with us from the very beginning and his overall game improves every time he enters the Bellator cage. I can't wait to see the next step in his evolution as he enters the deepest Featherweight tournament we've ever had," said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney.
With two prior Bellator tournaments and four years of MMA experience under his belt, Reis believes that he's a smarter fighter today than he's ever been before.
"I'm wiser in this sport right now than I've ever been before," said Reis. "I've been training for four years now so I'm really starting to understand every aspect of the game. The wrestling, the jiu-jitsu and the kickboxing, and blending them all together. I'm better than I've ever been right now."
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