Bellator confirms Olympian Ferrid Kheder for Season 4 Lightweight Tournament
Bellator Fighting Championships confirms Judo Olympian Ferrid “Hurricane” Kheder’s participation in the Season 4 Lightweight Tournament.
Kheder was schedule to participate in Bellator Season 2 Lightweight tournament but was forced to withdraw to have surgery for appendicitis.
“Hurricane” has an 18-5-1 professional record and is riding a five-fight win-streak. He trains out of King’s MMA in Huntington Beach, California alongside Mark Munoz, Fabricio Werdum and Jason “Mayhem” Miller.
Keder has finishes in 15 of his 18 victories as a professional.
“As a former Olympian, Ferrid brings dangerous grappling skills to this tournament. I’m looking forward to seeing Ferrid finally make his Bellator debut this season,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney.
The Judo black belt has won five European Judo Championships, seven Judo World Cup medals, and represented France at the 2000 Olympic Games.
Now as a mixed martial artist, Kheder is focused on only one thing.
“I’m absolutely determined to win this tournament. I think I’m one of the best in the world when I have the proper training and I’m fully prepared,” said Kheder. “I have three fights to win in this tournament, and then I’ll have the opportunity to fight for the title against one of the best lightweights in the world. I know this is a really huge opportunity for me.”
Kheder joins Rob McCullough, Carey Vanier, Michael Chandler, and Lloyd Woodard as confirmed fighters for the Bellator Season 4 Lightweight Tournament.
The Bellator Season 4 Lightweight Tournament begins in March and will air on MTV2.
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