Saadulaev (14-1) had competed at welterweight previously in his career, racking up eight wins via submission. He is currently on a three-fight winning streak. While his exact debut is unknown, Saadulaev is not expected to compete in Bellator’s upcoming lightweight tournament. It is likely he will make his debut and be considered for future fields depending on how he does.
MMA Junkie was the first to report the signing.
Bellator Season 6 fires up on March 9 with Bellator 60, a card featuring UFC veterans Sean McCorkle and Shamar Bailey as well as the opening round from the promotion’s featherweight tourney and a title-fight between 145-pound champ Joe Warren and rising star Pat Curran.
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