Bellator MMA signs a whopping 22 European fighters

Scott Coker, Bellator, ONE Championship

Bellator MMA is not messing around. According to a report from ESPN, the promotion has signed a whopping 22 European fighters to its roster — including a few UFC veterans.

Here is the full list of the promotion’s new European talent, via ESPN.

Featherweight

• Dylan Logan (2-3; fighting out of Ireland)
• Nathan Rose (6-1; fighting out of England)

Lightweight

• Terry Brazier (10-1; fighting out of England)
• Pedro Carvalho (8-3; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Portugal)
• Constantin Gnusariev (1-0; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Moldova)
• Luka Jelcic (10-3; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Croatia)
• Charlie Leary (15-9-1; fighting out of England)
• Norman Parke (25-6-1, 1 NC; fighting out of Northern Ireland — first reported by MMANytt.com)
• Myles Price (10-7, fighting out of Ireland)
• Daniele Scatizzi (9-4; fighting out Ireland, by way of Italy)
• Sam Slater (2-0; fighting out of Ireland)
• Richie Smullen (3-1-1; fighting out of Ireland)
• Tim Wilde (12-3; fighting out of England)

Welterweight

• Ruben Crawford (16-3; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Germany)
• Kiefer Crosbie (4-0; fighting out of Ireland — first reported by MMAFighting.com)
• Walter Gahadza (17-3; fighting out of England — first reported by WhoaTV)
• Richard Kiely (2-1; fighting out of Ireland — first reported by MMAFighting.com)
• Ion Pascu (18-8; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Romania)
• Jim Wallhead (29-11; fighting out of England)

Middleweight

• Claudio Conti (7-5-2; fighting out of Ireland, by way of Italy)
• John Redmond (7-13; fighting out of Ireland)

Women’s Flyweight

• Antonela Orlic – (pro debut; fighting out of Ireland by way of Croatia)

These new pickups come at a time when Bellator is clearly very invested in advancing in Europe. The promotion has recently hosted shows in England, Italy, Hungary, Ireland and more.

Which of these fighters are you most excited to see in the Bellator cage? Do you see any future champions on this list? Join the conversation in the comments section below.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/27/2018.