Bellator 222: “MacDonald vs. Gracie” takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on June 14, 2019, featuring world champion Rory MacDonald (20-5-1) putting his Welterweight title on the line in the Grand Prix against undefeated Neiman Gracie (9-0) in a bout where only one man can advance to the finals (even if there’s a draw).
Speaking of world champions, don’t be surprised to see former two-division kickboxing title holder Robin van Roosmalen sitting front row next to company president, Scott Coker. Roosmalen, 29, has tallied an incredible 69 kickboxing fights, going 51-18 and becoming both Featherweight and Lightweight champion during his tenure with GLORY.
Pleased to announce @RobinVRoosmalen has signed with @BellatorMMA.— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) May 28, 2019
Get ready for the upcoming featherweight grand prix. pic.twitter.com/oLQn03NQao
As you can see from Coker’s tweet, Roosmalen is already being teased for the $1 million Featherweight Grand Prix tournament this fall, which will take place at yet to be determined venue with eight opening round fights in one night.
Here’s how Roosmalen — who boasts a perfect (2-0) professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record competing under the Final Fight Championship (FFC) banner — might look in Bellator:
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