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The Golden Rose featuring Bellator MMA fighter Brent Primus

Bellator MMA’s 155-pound ranks have a ton of fighters aiming for the golden goose. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a submission specialist looking to recapture his status as Bellator MMA’S golden rose. A professional since September 2010 and representing Gracie Barra Portland, Performance Martial Arts and Team Oyama, Brent Primus owns a 9-1 record in 10 career bouts as a professional comprised of five submissions, two knockouts and two decisions. Primus has spent the majority of his professional career with Bellator MMA and has earned a finish in seven of his nine professional victories.

In his MMA debut, he submitted Chris Ensley via rear naked choke in the first round. Primus also tapped out Roy Bradshaw in round one via rear naked choke. Then in his debut appearance with Bellator MMA at Bellator 101, he submitted Scott Thometz via rear naked choke in the first round. At Bellator 109 Primus tapped out Brett Glass via rear naked choke in round one. For his next appearance with Bellator MMA at Bellator 111 he defeated Chris Jones via TKO in the first round. Primus defeated Derrick Anderson via split decision at Bellator 141. He also defeated Gleristone Santos via split decision at Bellator 153.

At Bellator 180, Primus defeated Michael Chandler via TKO in the first round to earn his second knockout win as a professional. In the main event of Bellator Birmingham that marked the second event of Bellator MMA’S series of MMA events on European soil he faced Tim Wilde and tapped him out via gogoplata in the first round. The win also earned Primus the fifth submission victory of his professional career. A premier staple of Bellator MMA since 2013 at 155 pounds and having secured a finish in seven of his nine victories as a professional makes an open and shut case as to why he is the division’s golden rose!


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