Frank Mir Set to Make Pro Wrestling Debut at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport Event • MMA News
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is slated to make his professional wrestling debut this April throughout WrestleMania weekend, which is filled with actions with a number of wrestling promotions together with WWE, Ring of Honor, and New Japan Pro Wrestling working exhibits.
It was introduced on Friday that the Bellator star would make the transition from the world of MMA competitors to the wrestling enterprise when he wrestles at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport occasion April 4th in New Jersey. As of this writing, the promotion has but to identify his opponent at this present however is predicted to accomplish that within the coming weeks.
Additionally, Tom Lawlor, Jonathan Gresham, Timothy Thatcher, and Hideki Suzuki are slated to seem at the present. This occasion, which was previously known as Matt Riddle’s Bloodsport, is a unique present because it contains a hybrid wrestling and MMA present with the contests ending by knockout or submission. There aren’t any ring ropes as effectively.
The present that came about final 12 months noticed Riddle vs. Minoru Suzuki function the headliner whereas different matches included Nick Gage vs. Thatcher, WALTER vs. Lawlor, Dan Severn, and extra.
Mir had a tough stretch as of late in his profession as he was simply 2-Four in his final six bouts. He lasted competed beneath the UFC banner in March of 2016 when he misplaced to Mark Hunt, and as of a results of a failed drug check for that combat, he was issued a two-year suspension by USADA after testing optimistic for turinabol. This led to him deciding to depart from the promotion.
Mir would signal was with Bellator the place he later made his promotional debut with the Viacom-owned promotion when he misplaced to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 198 on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from the Allstate Area in Rosemont, Illinois. In his most up-to-date combat, he misplaced to Javy Ayala at Bellator 212 in December 2018 by TKO.
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