Scott Coker and Bellator added a bunch of talent to their roster.
The United Kingdom is a hotbed for MMA talent. Add Ireland to the mix and you have a teeming center of uber-tough guys who love the sport. Bellator decided to bolster their roster by sweeping through the UK and Ireland and grabbing a bunch of talent. It was an Oprah style, “you get a contract, and you get a contract!” In all, they nabbed just over 20 fighters to add to their already talented roster. It’s much-needed depth.
There are some names you’ll likely recognize on the list including former UFC competitors like Norman Parke. There’s a lot of talent on this list and it will be very interesting to see them folded into upcoming Bellator cards. The list of fighters is available below.
Antonela Orlic (0-0)
Dylan Logan (2-3), Nathan Rose (6-1)
Terry Brazier (10-1), Pedro Carvalho (8-3), Constantin Gnusariev (1-0), Luka Jelcic (10-3), Charlie Leary (15-9), Lewis Long (16-5), Norman Parke (25-6), Myles Price (10-7), Paul Redmond (14-8), Daniele Scatizzi (9-4), Sam Slater (2-0), Richie Smullen (3-1) and Tim Wilde (12-3)
Ruben Crawford (16-3), Kiefer Crosbie (4-0), Walter Gahadza (17-3), Richard Kiely (2-1), Ion Pascu (18-8). Jim Wallhead (29-11) England)
Claudio Conti (7-5), John Redmond (7-13)