Bellator MMA’s Featherweight division just got a bit more crowded after the promotion announced that it signed wrestling standout, Jordan Oliver, to a contract to begin his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
Oliver wrestled for a total of four years at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He was a two-time NCAA Division I national champion, once at 133 pounds and once at 149 pounds. Oliver, 32, was the United States national champion in 2019 and was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American. He also won the Big 12 Conference championship four times and went 38-0 his senior year.
Oliver was successful in his second attempt to make the Olympic team in 2020, but the American team did not qualify to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in the respective weight class.
Now, Oliver will turn his attention to mixed martial arts (MMA), joining a robust roster at 145 pounds that includes another former accomplished wrestler in the form of Aaron Pico, and is currently spearhead by champion, Patrcio Pitbull.
A potential opponent or date for Oliver’s debut has yet to be announced.
To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here.