Six SBG Fighters At Bellator 155
North West SBG Athletes to Fight on Bellator Card In May
Bellator’s arrival in Boise for Bellator 155 next month will be one of the biggest MMA events to ever take place in Idaho. It follows on from the state’s first ever televised MMA event last year, RFA 27, which saw two SBG Idaho fighters secure impressive wins. As was the case then, SBG will be well-represented when Bellator comes to town. No less than six of SBG’s top up-and-coming fighters will step into the cage as part of the card taking place at the CenturyLink Arena next month – one from SBG Montana, and five from SBG Idaho/Combat Fitness.
From SBG Montana, Hamilton Ash takes on Vincent Morales (3-1). Hamilton put a pro debut decision loss behind him last year to string together three emphatic first round finishes since August. Most recently, he finished Alejandro Arredondo at Kalispell Kombat 12 in January, with a knock-out punch inside ninety seconds.
From SBG Idaho, each of the athletes will be no stranger to the CenturyLink Arena, having sharpened their skills putting in strong performances with local promotion, Front Street Fights. Veta Arteaga, who won her pro debut in February by decision, fights Jackie Vandeburgh (1-0). Brendon Raffety (4-2) takes on Casey Johnson (4-0) at bantamweight. Ricky Steele will look to take his unbeaten professional record to 6-0 against Erick Cronkhite (3-1). Scott Thometz, who just last week was awarded his BJJ black belt by Matt Thornton at the SBG Spring Camp, takes on Josh Tyler (7-3) at lightweight. Scott Thometz won three tough fights last year at two Front Street Fight events and the televised RFA 27 event, before losing a hard-fought contest last time out against UFC veteran Steven Siler in November.
Last, but certainly not least, Jesse Brock takes on Olly Bradstreet (39-12) in what will be the thirtieth pro fight of his career! It will be his first fight since he won the main event of the RFA 27 card in July, a win that extended his current unbeaten run to five contests. It won’t be his first appearance with Bellator either, having picked up a decision win under the promotion back in 2013. Since his last appearance in July, Brock received his BJJ brown belt at the SBG Fall Camp in Seattle. It will be exciting to see a further improved Jesse Brock take to the cage to hopefully secure win number twenty-two!
Good luck to all the SBG athletes for their preparations leading up to Bellator 155 on May 20th. The event will be televised on Spike, with the undercard at Spike.com.