Across the Pond Profile: Bellator MMA fighter Austin Vanderford

Across the Pond Profile: Bellator MMA fighter Austin Vanderford

A victory on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series means plenty of options for a prospect if they do not end up getting signed to the UFC on the spot such as Legacy Fighting Alliance and a whole host of other prospect driven organizations to pluck down from on MMA’S ever and always expanding tree. Ā  In today’s episode ofĀ Across The Pond,Ā you will be introduced to a steel-eyed lumberjack ready to chop the Bellator MMA middleweight ranks down to size. A professional since March 2017 and representing American Top Team Portland, Austin VanderfordĀ owns an undefeated 9-0 record comprised of three submissions, three knockouts and three decisions. Vanderford is currently 3-0 under the banner of Bellator MMA and has gone on to finish six of his nine professional victories. He also appeared on week five in the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018.

In his MMA debut at Prime Fighting 9, Vanderford facedĀ Sol RenatoĀ and went on to defeat him via TKO in round one. He also defeated his next two opponents in Ben Frodor andĀ Adam Fugitt.Ā Vanderford tapped outĀ Kenny LiceaĀ in the second round via rear-naked choke at VFC 59. He also submitted Angelo TrevinoĀ via rear-naked choke in round two at DWTNCS five. Then at FFC 32 Vanderford faced Brazil’s Edmilson FreitasĀ and knocked him out in the first round.

in his debut appearance with Bellator MMA at Bellator 215, he took onĀ Cody JonesĀ and submitted him via arm-triangle choke in the first round. Vanderford also defeated Joseph Creer via TKO in the second round at Bellator 225. At Bellator 234 he faced Russian submission specialistĀ Grachik BozinyanĀ and defeated him via unanimous decision to make it three wins in a row with Bellator MMA. With a perfect nine for nine starts to his career as a professional and ever-evolving MMA arsenal, Vanderford is showing the whole MMA world that fighters can still be gentlemen and throw down!

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