Ben Saunders Signs with Bellator Fighting Championships

Written by Tom Ngo
February 3rd, 2011

UFC Welterweight Ben Saunders

Bellator Fighting Championships has just added former UFC star Ben Saunders to its welterweight roster. Although Saunders will not participate in the upcoming Welterweight Tournament, “Killa B” will make his Bellator debut during Season 4.

“Ben Saunders is an exciting, powerful welterweight with explosive knockout power. Ben’s dangerous and always shows up to fight. I’m excited to see his first fight under the Bellator banner on MTV2 in April.” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.

A veteran of the sixth season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Saunders enters Bellator with a 9-3 professional record, with eight of his victories coming via devastating finish. In his last outing, Saunders scored a 1stRound submission due to strikes over Elijah Harshbarger in November.

“I’m here to test myself against anyone that they throw against me,” said Saunders. “I want to be the best. I want to be a champion, and that’s my goal. I’m here to kick some ass, make some money, and take a belt along the way.”

Bellator Season 4 airs LIVE on MTV2 beginning Saturday, March 5th at 9PM.

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