Bellator MMA and Bellator Kickboxing are on the hunt for dynamic talent and they may have just signed a legitimate duel threat in Gaston "The Dreamkiller" Bolanos. "Dreamkiller" announced yesterday, October 24th on the Joe Rogan Experience that he has been signed by Bellator on a two platform deal and will be competing in both MMA and Kickboxing beginning in 2017. Bolanos accompanied Kevin "DaSoulAssassin” Ross on JRE where they spoke at length about Muay Thai, Kickboxing and MMA.
The 23 year old Peruvian native fights out of CSA (Combat Sports Academy) gym under the tutelage of established striking coach, Kirian Fitzgibbons. Bolanos is primarily a Muay Thai fighter and is currently looking to make the transition into Kickboxing and MMA. He is a two-time South American Muay Thai Champion, U.S. Muay Thai Champion, and a two-time USA representative at the IFMA World Championships. As an amateur, Bolanos racked up 23 wins with more than a dozen fight finishes. As a professional he remains undefeated. Gaston followed Kirian onto the TUF 24 scene where he helped coach and train the fighters for the upcoming TUF 24 "Tournament of Champions".
"Dreamkiller" Bolanos has done a smart job of marketing himself by gaining sponsorship from Onnit, Joe Rogan’s human optimization supplement company and gaining notoriety on the internet with multiple breathtaking spinning back elbow knockouts.
Gaston credits much of his success and growth in combat sports to his trainer and mentor Kirian Fitzgibbons who took Gaston under his wing since the fighter emigrated from his home country of Peru.
There is a steep hill for Bolanos to climb if he wants to become a successful three combat sport athlete. This seems to be an ongoing trend with Kickboxers and Muay Thai fighters making the transition into MMA and Boxing. The reason for this risky transition is that bigger paydays and mainstream exposure are nonexistent in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, yet.