Bellator Inks Brazilian Standout Toninho Furia

April 14, 2015
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Bellator MMA officials are proud to announce the addition of exciting Brazilian featherweight prospect Gleristone “Toninho Furia” Santos (27-4), who has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal.

Santos’s debut date and opponent will be announced in the near future.

Long considered one of Brazil’s top prospects, the 26-year-old Santos debuted in 2005, when he was just 16 years old and earned victories in his first nine professional bouts. Born in Campina Grande, Paraiba, Santos currently boasts a nine-fight winning streak and is an incredible 16-1 in his past 17 appearances.

Toninho joins several other talented Brazilian fighters on the Bellator roster including Featherweight World Champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Welterweight World Champion Douglas Lima, Bantamweight World Champion Marcos Galvao, Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, Rafael Carvalho, Neiman Gracie, Goiti Yamauchi amongst others.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Finally a move in the right direction! If you want to be considered a top organization, you can’t keep hiring the guys that got cut from the top. That is admitting that you are a step below the top. Getting rid of Askren wasn’t a real smart move wither.

    • shakejunt

      i know it’s been a while already, but i always felt like they should have tried to throw some money at kole konrad to stick around.