Bellator signs former WWE champion, college wrestling standout Jake Hager

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    Absolutely! MMA is more Pro Wrasslin' than it is Boxing. Always has been and always will be no matter what they try to do. That is why there is so much crossover fandom.
     
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    And thanks to whoever combined my thread with this one to clean up the mess.
     
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    It's been quite a wait but we'll finally see Jack Swagger (Jake Hager, if you wanna keep it real) make his Bellator debut in late January...



    “Jack Swagger” is officially booked for his arrival in the Bellator cage.

    The former WWE superstar, whose real name is Jake Hager, will make his MMA debut when he fights J.W. Kiser (0-1) at Bellator 214 on Jan. 26 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. MMA Fighting confirmed the matchup with officials following an announcement from Hager himself on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday.

    Hager, an All-American wrestler at the University of Oklahoma in 2006, is best known for his time as a pro wrestler with the WWE. He carried the promotion’s World Heavyweight Championship for three months back in 2010 before parting ways with the company in 2017. He still performs on the independent scene.

    The 36-year-old announced his signing back in November 2017 and was expected to debut at some point this year before seeing his debut pushed back to early 2019.

    Former WWE champion ‘Jack Swagger’ to make MMA debut at Bellator 214
     
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    Thanks for bumping this with an update!
     
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    GREAT event to put him on! hopefully they promote this event big. he was a huge star and very popular in wwe. then all those new wwe fans tuning in might stick around and see the other greats that night like pico, mousasi, & fedor! stoked for this card and these fights.
     
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    Bellasnore gonna bellasnore. At least CM Punk didn't get a gimme his first time. I wonder how many tickets Kiser has to sell for the privledge.
     
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