Bellator Signs Former Cage Warriors Champion Houston

One of the top free agents in MMA today has chosen Bellator as his home.

During media day for Bellator Dublin, David Green broke the news that the promotion has signed former Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion Ross Houston.

Houston (8-0, 1 NC) made his professional debut in 2016, beating Joey Morency via unanimous decision. Since then, he has fought under the Cage Warriors brand, winning the Welterweight Title off of Stefano Paterno back in 2018 at Cage Warriors 98.

A fight that may have swayed Bellator into signing him was his recent no-contest bout against Nicolas Dalby at Cage Warriors 106. Fighting for the undisputed Welterweight Championship, the two ended up creating a classic. A bloody war, the fight was called off in the middle of the third round as the blood of both fighters made its way all over the canvas, deeming it unsafe to perform on.

Dalby was picked up by the UFC after an initial stint there. As for Houston, “The Hitman” joins a stacked welterweight division that just finished a Grand Prix to name its new champion. Douglas Lima won $1 million and the Welterweight Title from Rory MacDonald.

A date and opponent for his debut was not announced, but Houston already has an idea for his next challenge.

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