Bellator Fighting Championships put on another open tryout today, and lightweight prospect Saul Almeida walked away with a spot on one of the events slated for Bellator’s third season later in 2010.
Mark DellaGrotte’s Sityodtong Muay Thai Academy held the tryouts, and a good amount of fighters, several dozen, showed for the tryouts. The promotion’s CEO Bjorn Rebney chimed in on the tryouts following the event.
“A very impressive group of fighters turned out for our open tryout and the chance to fight for Bellator,” stated Rebney. “Among this group, though, Saul Almeida rose to the top. He has a great background that combines karate, jiu-jitsu and wrestling and he’s yet to lose a fight as a pro.”
Almeida’s professional career began in October of 2008 and he has compiled an undefeated record of 8-0. No specific date has been set for Almeida’s debut with the promotion, but he was thrilled at gaining a spot with BFC.
“I’m just very, very happy,” stated Almeida. “Bellator is a great organization and I’m excited to get to the next level of my career and excited to see what I can do.”