The Bellator roster continues to grow with Olympic hopefuls, as Tyrell Fortune has signed a contract.
Currently, Bellator has Aaron Pico and Ed Ruth signed to exclusive deals, and all three will attempt to represent the U.S. at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
“Wrestling in the Olympics and representing The United States of America has always been a dream of mine,” Fortune said. “Now that the dream is nearly a reality, I have taken the necessary steps to make sure I’m able to provide for myself going forward and there’s no better place to do that than with Scott Coker and Bellator MMA. I can’t wait to show the heavyweight division what I can do inside the cage and I look forward to being one of the names that continues to propel Bellator MMA to the top of the mixed martial arts landscape.”
Fortune, 25 year old, originally committed to Ohio State University have a standout prep career in Oregon. He competed for Grand Canyon University instead and has already started MMA training alongside Ruth with the Blackzilians.