Today Bellator MMA has signed one of the most fastest rising mixed martial arts starts to a contract. They signed Division-1 wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins.
Bubba Jenkins is very well-rounded wrestler at Arizona State University and as well as Penn State University. Bubba Jenkins transferred from Penn State to Arizona State his senior season. Jenkins senior year was a very successful year of his life. He won the Division-1 with the Arizona State Sun Devils.
At the conclusion of his college wrestling career Jenkins turned to mixed martial arts signing with Tachi Palace Fights. Jenkins left a huge impact at TPF winning both of his bouts in the organization. He continued on his professional MMA career he later signed on to Resurrection Fighting Championship where he took on Jesus Adame who he stopped in the 1st round of their bout via submission.
Jenkins, mixed martial arts career has been spectacular. He has ended all 3 of his opponents in the third round all coming via submission. A very talented technical wrestler and his spectacular submission arsenal landed him a spot on the Bellator MMA roster.
Officials at Bellator MMA released a statement about the signing stating
“Bubba Jenkins is MMA’s top young prospect, and we have the optimal developmental program to maximize that talent,” Bellator CEO and Chairman Bjorn Rebney said. “Our mission is to sign and develop the world’s best fighters. Bubba’s development will be strategic and disciplined, taking all appropriate preliminary steps prior to his facing the rigors of the toughest tournament in sports.”
Bubba Jenkins also discussed his deal with Bellator MMA stating
“After sitting down with Bjorn, I really felt comfortable with the opportunity laid out for me, and this is where I want to be, Bellator is doing a lot of great things right now, and I want to be a part of it.”