Belllator continues to sign prospects from wrestlers, Amateurs and regional MMA champions. Ross Houston is a regional champion fighting for Cage Warriors and winning the Cage Warriors Welterweight Title by defeating current Bellator fighter Stefano Paterno.
Ross Houston Cage Warriors
Ross Houston trains at SBG Ireland, Coached by John Kavanagh. Houston is 8-0 currently with 5 of those wins are from Cage Warriors. Impressive wins over Stefano Paterno and Nathan Jones. Becoming a Cage Warriors champion is a tremendous accomplishment because it’s the best Regional MMA Promotion in Europe. Similar to Legacy Fighting Alliance in United States.
Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion was a top ten Welterweight Prospect and was only a matter of time until UFC or Bellator signs him.
Congratulations to Bellator for signing Ross Houston.
“So one of the agreements I have with Bellator was that if I sign for them, they will put me on the big shows and get me some of the elite match-ups on the whole planet. The big shows happen in the US and that is where we are looking to make our stamp.”
“They are going to give me the opportunity to fight big names, which is going to fast track my status even more on the international level,” he said. “Whereas if I went to the UFC, I would go right at the bottom and have to work my way back, which could be a long process. It is just a different way round of doing things.https://www.bbc.com/sport/mixed-martial-arts/51632472
Ross Houston Bellator Future
Ask and you’ll shall receive Ross Houston. Ross “Hitman” Houston fully confident in his talents and having a strong mindset believes he can compete against the best Bellator Welterweights.
Bellator Welterweight division is growing with Douglas Lima, Yaroslav Amosov, Ed Ruth, Jason Jackson, Neiman Gracie, Andrey Koreshkov, Joey Davis, Logan Storley. Ross has limitless amount of great match up fights in the future but their’s no need to rush this kid RIGHT AWAY.
First two fights Ross should fight Welterweights with 6-3 records to build up his profile with Bellator than… Match Ross against top 10- top 15 Bellator Welterweights.
Jason Jackson, Rematch against Stefano Paterno, Rematch against Nicholas Dalby. Three great main card or feature prelims to watch in 2020 or 2021.
After fights against Paterno and Dalby have him headline a Glasgow Bellator Event fighting Jordan Mein, Erick Silva or Lorenz Larkin in 2021.
Maybe Ross Houston represents Bellator and fights a Rizin Welterweight in a Cross Promotion Event.
End of 2021 have Ross Houston if everything goes well… Fights Koreshkov, Ed Ruth, Paul Daley for the #1 Bellator Welterweight Contender. Schedule him on the main card of one of those stacked LA Forum cards.
2022 Ross Houston can become a Bellator Welterweight Title Challenger and be one of the best Welterweights in the world.