Bellator Signs 22 New Fighters for UK Expansion including Norman Parke and Terry Brazier

Bellator MMA is expanding into Europe by signing 22 new fighters to its roster. They appear to be stocking up for a new, localized six-event series in the UK and Ireland.

Most notable among the singings are Norman Parke, Terry Brazier, Richard Kiely, and Jim Wallhead.

Per Gareth Davies of the Telegraph, the events will also be televised locally, with venues likely to include London’s Copper Box, in the 2012 Olympic Park, but there are plans to have multiple events around the UK and Ireland.

Featherweight

• Dylan Logan (2-3; fighting out of Ireland)
• Nathan Rose (6-1; fighting out of England)

Lightweight

• Terry Brazier (10-1; fighting out of England)
• Pedro Carvalho (8-3; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Portugal)
• Constantin Gnusariev (1-0; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Moldova)
• Luka Jelcic (10-3; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Croatia)
• Charlie Leary (15-9-1; fighting out of England)
• Norman Parke (25-6-1, 1 NC; fighting out of Northern Ireland — first reported by MMANytt.com)
• Myles Price (10-7, fighting out of Ireland)
• Daniele Scatizzi (9-4; fighting out Ireland, by way of Italy)
• Sam Slater (2-0; fighting out of Ireland)
• Richie Smullen (3-1-1; fighting out of Ireland)
• Tim Wilde (12-3; fighting out of England)

Welterweight

• Ruben Crawford (16-3; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Germany)
• Kiefer Crosbie (4-0; fighting out of Ireland — first reported by MMAFighting.com)
• Walter Gahadza (17-3; fighting out of England — first reported by WhoaTV)
• Richard Kiely (2-1; fighting out of Ireland — first reported by MMAFighting.com)
• Ion Pascu (18-8; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Romania)
• Jim Wallhead (29-11; fighting out of England)

Middleweight

• Claudio Conti (7-5-2; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Italy)
• John Redmond (7-13; fighting out of Ireland)

Women’s Flyweight

• Antonela Orlic – (pro debut; fighting out of Ireland by way of Croatia)

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