If it wasn't already apparent, #LorenzLarkin proved last week that your wins, or your exciting style, still isn't enough for the UFC to want to keep you around. He jumped ship to the greener pastures he saw at Bellator. Ryan Bader has won seven of his last eight fights, with the only loss in that streak being Anthony "Rumble" Johnson who is fighting for the UFC light heavyweight title for the second time. Regardless of that record, he's the latest to transfer his talents to Scott Coker's organization and wants to beat Phil Davis again to take his Bellator title.
Another former UFC fighter, #PhilDavis is really the only UFC guy who strolled into Bellator and really dominated. As #RyanBader said, he's the last guy to beat him back in 2015 and thinks he can do it again with gold on the line. Ol' Darth Bader is the third in a row of this latest signing burst, including Conor McGregor protege Dillon Danis. He'll rack up Bellator's total of previous UFC employees to thirteen.
UFC Fighters Currently Signed to Bellator: Tito Ortiz, Phil Davis, Paul Daley, Ryan Bader, Dhiego Lima, Cheick Kongo, Chael Sonnen, Kendall Grove, Matt Mitrione, Josh Thomson, Josh Koscheck, Rory MacDonald, Benson Henderson.
Bellator champion Phil Davis fights Ryan Bader for the light heavyweight title on June 24, at #Bellator180.