Bellator will have their next CBS Sports show Thursday, October 29, 2020, with Bellator 250, which will take place inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. One of the most important bouts on the card will be the co-main event feature with Brandon Girtz. Girtz is making his debut at featherweight against Henry Corrales. Girtz is one of the longest-standing veterans on the Bellator roster and will make the weight class change Saturday night.
Long-Stay Bellator Veteran
Thursday will mark Girtz’s 15th bout under the Bellator banner. His debut with the organization came at Bellator 80 in November 2012. Approaching nine years with the organization, Girtz is looking for a re-birth at the new weight class of featherweight. “It’s been just a little under a decade with the company. It’s been really cool. With being with them for so long their all kind of family now and it’s been great to just see the growth of Bellator,” Girtz told MyMMANews. Throughout his journey with Bellator, he has fought many of the lightweight’s best including Michael Chandler and Derek Campos.
Girtz has competed for most of his career at the lightweight division. He has even had a few catchweight bouts throughout the years including a 174lbs catchweight bout against Fernando Gonzalez in March 2017. “I think the big thing here is getting my first win at 145 and really showcasing myself at this weight,” Girtz said. “Being co-main or main is pretty much what I’ve been 9 out of 10 of my last fights. There’s a reason they put me there every time. They know they are gonna see a fight!”
Not only is this a chance for Girtz to revitalize his career at a new weight class, but it’s a chance to showcase his scale on the CBS platform. ” I agree I think CBS Sports is gonna be huge for Bellator! I love the new platform and what CBS will bring to the table. I’m looking forward to showing CBS what they get from me!” Said Girtz “I’m gonna step in that cage and unleash violence. This is gonna be the first time you see me at 145 and I’ve never felt this good and sharp. And I’m really looking forward to showcasing that.”
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