by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Bellator Fighting Championship announces the signing of undefeated featherweight William Romero.
“MMA fans north of the border know the name William Romero and now fans in the U.S. are going to have the chance to know it too,” said Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “We are excited to welcome him to our organization.”
Romero is the second announced fighter to compete in Bellator’s second season eight-man featherweight tournament. Earlier this week the organization announced the acquisition of Russian-born Georgi Karakhanyan.
The former Canadian Armed Forces paratrooper was introduced to mixed martial arts by Randy Grant, brother of UFC welterweight TJ Grant.
“I quickly found out that MMA is my calling,” said Romero. “It’s what I was born to do.”
“I watched Season 1 of Bellator and I was very, very impressed,” added Romero. “The level of competition is just awesome. Now I’m hoping to make my mark and to show the world what people in Canada already know.”
Romero boasts a 5-0 mixed martial arts record since turning pro in June of 2008. Bellator is expected to make more announcements next week. Season 2 begins April 8 on Fox Sports Network.