Bellator MMA has signed it’s newest hopeful star: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Dillon Danis.
Danis might not be a household name, but he hopes to make quick work of his opponents now that he has signed to Bellator and will compete professionally.
What he lacks in experience is supplemented with the quality of those he has helped train with. Danis is the grappling partner and good friend of Conor McGregor, and helped him prepare for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was first to report the news, confirming Danis will compete in the welterweight division.
Danis is a serious threat whenever a match goes to the ground. Having competed in jiu-jitsu all over the world, Danis’ grappling technique are high-level and the strongest part of his game. What will need to develop are the other aspects of his repertoire.
Danis joins other rising young stars to sign with Bellator president Scott Coker. Coker was straightforward about his approach and he goes about building a winning stable of fighters.
Danis appears to have all the confidence necessary to find success at the professional level. That helps when you spend a lot of time around Conor McGregor and learn the art of the trash talk. At the very least, Danis will enter the cage for the first time with plenty of attention and swagger.
Danis hasn’t set a date for his debut fight, but expects it to be near the end of this year.
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