Bellator announces Jose Vega as fifth participant in bantamweight tournament - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Bellator FC Bellator MMA (Bellator) is the 2nd largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion in the USA and the largest tournament-based MMA organization in the world. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, the company was formed in 2008 by Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. Bellator’s events are primarily structured around tournaments. The tournament winner is declared the number one contender in their respective weight class, and is awarded a check for $100,000 and a shot at the reigning Bellator champion. Bellator uses the motto “The Toughest Tournament In Sports” Bellator FC now airs on Spike TV Thursday nights!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
- Technician -
HitOrGetHit's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 19,562
Blog Entries: 13
Bellator announces Jose Vega as fifth participant in bantamweight tournament

With the start of Bellator Fighting Championships' third season now just three weeks away, company officials have announced Jose Vega (8-3 MMA, 1-0 BFC) as the fifth fighter in the upcoming eight-man bantamweight tournament.

Vega earned his way into the tournament with his stunning 39-second finish of Jarrod Card in a non-tournament bout in June.

"Jose showed everyone in MMA what he's capable with his highlight-reel knockout at Bellator 22," Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stated in today's release.

Vega is actually just 2-3 in his past five contests, but Rebney believes the fighter's inclusion in the tournament is a perfect indicator of Bellator's overall goal.

"Part of the beauty of Bellator is that a fighter like Jose can come out of virtual obscurity to make a name for himself and will keep fighting for us as long as he keeps winning," Rebney stated. "Jose definitely has the tools to go far in our bantamweight tournament, and I look forward to watching him compete come August."

Born in Miami, Vega and his eight siblings have been fighting since childhood.

"My dad used to wrap our hands with towels and electric tape – all of us kids – and he would have us fight each other in the middle of the living room with everyone watching," Vega stated in today's release. "When my dad was growing up, he used to get beat up a lot by two twins in his neighborhood. Every day after school they would wait for him and beat him up. He didn't want that to happen to us, so he made sure that we knew how to defend ourselves."

Vega enjoyed one year of collegiate wrestling and made his professional MMA debut in 2002. Despite his mixed results in recent contests, the Team Grindhouse fighter believes he's currently at the top of his game.

"I'm more complete now than I've ever been before,” Vega stated. "Up until right before my most recent win over Jarrod Card, I had been training myself by watching fight tapes and instructionals. Now I finally have someone watching over me telling me if what I'm doing is right or wrong.

"I wanted to be a part of this tournament as soon as I heard about it. I wanted to be a part of Bellator. Bellator is coming up fast and I feel like I'm coming up fast too. They gave me this shot and all I want to do is grow with them."

The 5-foot-6 Vega joins other confirmed participants Travis Reddinger, Danny Tims, Ulysses Gomez and Nik Mamalis.

The matchup in Bellator's bantamweight tournament have yet to be announced.

"We are the children of your rivals,
Holding guns while reading Bibles."

2016 Fantasy Fight League Sign Up Thread

Sig Credit: M.C

HitOrGetHit is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome