Despite losing some fighters over the past few months, Bellator Fighting Championships continues to push forward.
Recently, Bellator signed rising prospect Guillaume DeLorenzi to the lightweight division. DeLorenzi is 9-1 in his career and trains with notable trainer Firas Zahabi – the man in charge of Georges St-Pierre.
“All I’m thinking about is collecting some victories and getting into the next lightweight tournament,” said DeLorenzi, in a recent press release. “It’s a huge honor to be fighting with Bellator, and I want that belt.”
Bellator CEO and Chairman Bjorn Rebney said, “Our talent development team has been focused on Guillaume DeLorenzi for some time. He’s a dynamic fighter who has great potential in the coming years.”
DeLorenzi has been on the sidelines since 2010 due to an injury. The Canadian is on a four-fight win streak.
Bellator has also signed Rafael Silva to compete in the bantamweight division.
“Morcega” is 17-3 in his career, including nine consecutive victories.
“Signing with Bellator is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me,” said Silva, in a press release. “My goal is to be the Bellator bantamweight champion and to serve as an example for all the poor children in the world.”
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