Cody Law finished Colton Hamm via first-round ground and pound at Bellator 271 on Friday, November 12th.
This event transpired at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The evening of MMA action was broadcasted on Showtime.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) November 13, 2021
The slicing ground and pound elbows took place on the event’s preliminary portion. Law is starting to establish himself as a real threat at 145 lbs and looks to keep ascending the hierarchy of the featherweight division within Bellator.
Cody Law is now 5-0 as a professional mixed martial artist. He has an eighty percent finishing rate so far as a professional.
The entirety of his run as a pro-MMA fighter has taken place under that Bellator MMA banner. Law debuted with the promotion at Bellator 250 in October 2020. He finished Orlando Ortega in that debut effort via first-round via D’Arce Choke.
Cody Law has an overall winning streak of ten straight fights he is now riding dating back to his amateur MMA efforts.
For Colton Hamm, this readjusts his professional mixed martial arts record to four wins opposite four losses. The Young Warrior did not get the desired outcome in his first fighting foray within Bellator MMA.
The American Top Team product entered the sport following a decorated run as a wrestler. He utilized the intense mindset within that sport and used that emboldened work ethic to quickly shore up skills in other facets of the mixed martial arts game.
I spoke with Law virtually at the post-event presser. The excerpt from our interaction is below.
That embrace the grind ethos of his wrestling base and how that has allowed for expedited skill growth with striking and submissions
“I mean, I think wrestling is the best base to have. I’m just used to tough times. A wrestling season is just 6,7,8 months of just miserably tough times. So everything else is pretty easy and pretty fun.”
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