Former WWE World Champ Jack Swagger Gets Next Bellator Fight

Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swager (real name Jake Hager) has received his next Bellator MMA opponent. ESPN reports that Hager will face Anthony Garrett in a heavyweight bout at Bellator 231 on October 25 from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Garrett is a 4-2 fighter signed from the Shamrock FC promotion. Hager is […]

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Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swager (real name Jake Hager) has received his next Bellator MMA opponent.

ESPN reports that Hager will face Anthony Garrett in a heavyweight bout at Bellator 231 on October 25 from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Garrett is a 4-2 fighter signed from the Shamrock FC promotion. Hager is a former Division I All-American wrestler from Oklahoma.

After his collegiate career, Hager transitioned into professional wrestling where he was a multi-time World Champion with WWE. After departing to WWE, while still competing as a professional wrestler on the independent circuit, Hager decided to transition to mixed martial arts (MMA).

He signed with Bellator MMA and has gone 2-0 as a professional with two first-round submission wins. His wrestling background has paid huge dividends early on in his career. Bellator 231 is headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC stars Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.

What do you think about Swagger’s next fight taking place at Bellator 231?

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Jake Hager Says T.J. Jones ‘Did Get Under My Skin’ Before Bellator 221 Fight

Jake Hager was set for his second professional MMA fight, and second with Bellator at Bellator 221. He was taking on T.J. Jones, who became a folk hero to some, for his attitude before the fight saying he has to book the time off work from the beef pla…

Jake Hager was set for his second professional MMA fight, and second with Bellator at Bellator 221. He was taking on T.J. Jones, who became a folk hero to some, for his attitude before the fight saying he has to book the time off work from the beef plant he works at. Although Hager did […]

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Watch: Bellator 221 Faceoffs Featuring Chandler & ‘Pitbull’

Bellator 221 will feature a lightweight world title bout that has been in the making since Bellator held their last “Dynamite” event in June of 2016. Michael Chandler finished Patricky Freire, the brother of his opponent this weekend and since that mom…

Bellator 221 will feature a lightweight world title bout that has been in the making since Bellator held their last “Dynamite” event in June of 2016. Michael Chandler finished Patricky Freire, the brother of his opponent this weekend and since that moment; Patricio “Pitbull” Freire has had Chandler in his crosshairs. At a very tense […]

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Bellator 214 Does Best Viewership Numbers In A Year

Bellator 214 this past weekend (Sat. January 26, 2019) was the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion’s most successful event in a year. The show featured the finals of Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament. In the main event, light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko via first-round knockout. With the victory, Bader is Bellator’s first-ever […]

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Bellator 214 this past weekend (Sat. January 26, 2019) was the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion’s most successful event in a year.

The show featured the finals of Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament. In the main event, light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko via first-round knockout. With the victory, Bader is Bellator’s first-ever “champ champ.” Also, Aaron Pico co-main evented the card in his second-ever MMA loss.

Former WWE star Jack Swagger (real name Jake Hager) made his MMA debut as well. Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting is reporting that the show as a whole drew an average of 697,000 viewers. That’s Bellator’s best since January 20th last year, which was headlined by Chael Sonnen vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

The main event between Bader and Fedor garnered 1.2 million viewers. Henry Corrales’ knockout victory over Pico saw 808,000 viewers. And of course, Swagger’s MMA debut was seen by 809,000. Bellator 214 was up against some tough competition Saturday night, namely the Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics NBA game on ABC. The game was seen by a total of 4,290,000.

Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez on FOX’s Premier Boxing had 1,980,000 viewers. The NHL All-Star Game on NBC carried 1,778,000 viewers.

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Bellator 214 Draws Strong Viewership Numbers

This past weekend (Sat. January 26, 2019) Bellator 214 put on a tremendous mixed martial arts (MMA) event. In the finals of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament, light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko. Bader…

This past weekend (Sat. January 26, 2019) Bellator 214 put on a tremendous mixed martial arts (MMA) event. In the finals of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament, light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko. Bader’s first-round knockout victory earned him Bellator’s heavyweight championship, and the honor of being the promotion’s first-ever dual-weight champion. […]

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Following Debut, Jake Hager Wants To Make MMA His Main Focus

Jake Hager, known as Jack Swagger in WWE, made a successful mixed martial arts debut. This past Saturday night (Jan. 26), Hager stepped inside the Bellator cage for the first time. Standing across from him was J.W. Kiser. It didn’t take long for …

Jake Hager, known as Jack Swagger in WWE, made a successful mixed martial arts debut. This past Saturday night (Jan. 26), Hager stepped inside the Bellator cage for the first time. Standing across from him was J.W. Kiser. It didn’t take long for Hager to score a takedown. Kiser never got back up to his […]

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