Former UFC Heavyweight Shane Carwin is looking to get into the Bellator Heavyweight GP.
Shane Carwin won the UFC interim title by defeating Frank Mir back at UFC 111 in 201o. He lost the title to Brock Lesnar. Then he was defeated by Junior Dos Santos and just like that, he was gone. He was scheduled to meet AKA Thailand’s Amir Alkiakbari in Rizin but Shane was forced to withdraw with an injury. Now he’s looking at throwing his hat into the heavyweight GP that Bellator is putting hosting.
Shane Carwin (12-2) is currently 42 years old, but he only has 14 career fights. In that respect, he doesn’t have a lot of MMA mileage. To be honest, he’d be an ideal fit for Bellator and this kind of tourney. Bellator will undoubtedly have to have a couple of alternate fights set up in case injury strikes and forces someone from the tournament. Shane Carwin could be a compelling addition.
Fedor Emelianenko will meet Frank Mir, Ryan Bader will face King Mo Lawal, Roy Nelson will challenge Matt Mitrione and Quinton Jackson will go head to head with Chael Sonnen in the first round. The tournament is expected to kick off in early 2018. Hopefully, Bellator gets in contact with Shane Carwin, if not for the Grand Prix, then perhaps to add him to their roster of heavyweights.