Bellator Nabs Troy Gerhart in Open Tryouts

March 20, 2009
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Troy Gerhart has been inked to Bellator Fighting Championships after a strong showing at the tournament based promotion’s open tryouts on March 17 in Florida.

Gerhart, 4-0, fights out of Gracie Tampa alongside UFC vets Matt Arroyo, and Corey Hill. The Floridian wowed Bellator matchmaker Matt Stansell.

“Troy is an extremely explosive wrestler with great technical grappling, and his record shows that he has very heavy hands,” said Stansell. “We are excited to give him a chance to show what he can do in Bellator’s Lightweight division.”

Gerhart will not enter Bellator’s lightweight tournament, but will be featured in a non-tournament bout in the coming weeks.

Bellator’s first event kicks off April 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino, featuring the first bracket of featherweight and lightweight tournament match-ups. The 12-week series will air in primetime on Saturdays for ESPN Deportes.

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