Bellator MMA signs another rising star from the regional mixed martial arts scene.
LFA lightweight champion, Nick “Nyquil” Browne (11-1) gets the call to the “Majors”, as he signs an exclusive multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA.
The promotion announced the newest addition to the Bellator roster after the Bellator 258 official weigh-ins Thursday at Mohegan Sun.
Browne is a rising star in the lightweight division as he claimed LFA victories over Trey Ogden and Ben Egli, before earning a unanimous decision victory over Arthur Estrázulas for the vacant lightweight title.
The 31-year-old, All-American MMA Academy fighter doesn’t have a scheduled opponent yet for his promotional debut. A potential matchup could be a fighter of similar skills. Names like Dan Moret, Bryce Logan, and Manny Muro come to mind as possible organization debut opponents.
— Bellator Public Relations (@BellatorPR) May 6, 2021
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