Numerous LFA champions have either been either resigned or picked up by Bellator MMA after winning the golden strap. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a Midwestern adder whose submissions have put opponents in a vice grip of never-ending pain. A professional mixed martial artist since July 2018 and representing Chosen Few Gym, Alex Polizzi owns an 8-1 record through nine professional bouts comprised of four submissions, three knockouts, and one decision. Polizzi fought for Legacy Fighting Alliance prior to making his promotional debut with Bellator MMA at Bellator 245 in September 2020. He has finished seven out of his eight victories during his time in the professional ranks. Polizzi is currently 2-1 under the banner of Bellator MMA with one first-round finish in three outings with the promotion.
In his MMA debut, he submitted Jacquis Williams in the first round via rear-naked choke. Polizzi also defeated his next two foes in Cedric Terrell Savage and Jordan Seufzer. He defeated Pierre Walters via TKO in the first round in his promotional debut with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 70. Polizzi defeated three-time UFC veteran Daniel Jolly via TKO in round one at Final Fight Championship 40. Then in the main event of LFA 82, he tapped out Jamal Pouges via heel hook in the fourth round. Polizzi defeated Rafael Carvalho via unanimous decision in his debut outing with Bellator MMA at Bellator 245 to earn his first and only decision win as a professional.
In his third appearance with Bellator MMA at Bellator 260, he submitted Gustavo Trujillo in the first round. The win earned Polizzi the fourth submission victory of his professional career. He also picked up victory number two under the banner of Bellator MMA in the process. At 8-1 with seven finishes, Polizzi is one panther whose cat-like quickness has him leaping up the light heavyweight ladder!