Some might argue Sass didn’t get a fair shake in the UFC. After compiling a 13-0 mark including finishes of Jacob Volkmann and Michael Johnson, the slick Brit stumbled in consecutive clashes and was promptly released. The Octagon’s loss should prove to be Bellator’s gain, as Sass adds both name value and sublime submission skills to a talent-needy roster.
The UFC has been trimming the fat for years and Bellator is finally picking up some scraps as a result, both figuratively and literally. While many of the UFC veterans let go have their best days behind them, a few are arguably entering their primes, and in all cases the additions have bolstered a promotion looking to further cement the Bellator brand in the coming months. Better yet, fans can get their first taste of the new crop of UFC comptietors with ties to the UFC starting this Friday night at Bellator 99 thanks to the recent debut of Season 9. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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