One of the nation’s top promotions is giving unknown fighters a chance to fight in their cage.
Bellator MMA will be holding an open tryout, Dec. 14, from Daddis Fight Camps in Philadelphia. Fighters in all weight classes are welcome to attend the event.
Registration will begin the day of the event and an evaluation process will start an hour later. The tryout will consist of grappling matches and a group striking session. Bellator’s talent relations team will review the performance at the end of the tryout and will contact fighters for a potential fight in the Bellator cage.
Fighters who attend the tryout are required to bring a mouthpiece, an athletic cup and MMA or boxing gloves. They also must be free agents and being their MMA ID or their MixedMartialArts.com profile page that includes a photo. .
Bellator has had several tryouts in the past. Fighters the likes of Jason Butcher, Mike Mucitelli and Ailton Barbosa have attended tryouts and have moved to fight on several Bellator cards.
I think Bellator’s tryouts are a great opportunity for fighters, who have not had the opportunity to fight on a big stage, to get a chance to test their skills and see if they have what it takes to move to the next level.
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