A former IFL lightweight fighter, featherweight and Team Quest member Zac George is now confirmed for the fourth season of Bellator. You've likely never heard of him, but that's sort of the charm of Bellator. Here's the rundown:
Residing in Oklahoma while training out of Team Quest in Oregon, George (20-3) had the luxury of competing in a variety of combat sports prior to his career in MMA. After getting his start in wrestling at just 4-years-old and eventually becoming an All-State wrestler in high school, George continued to look for new challenges. While attending the University of Oklahoma to obtain his degree in Social Studies, the aggressive Sooner picked up boxing at a local gym. It wasn't long before "The Red Devil" compiled an amateur boxing record of 15-1, an amateur kickboxing record of 18-1, and a pro kickboxing record of 2-0 with a pair of knockouts to his credit. The transition to MMA was an obvious one for George.
With eight knockouts and seven submissions in his twenty victories as a professional - including fourteen finishes in the very first round - George has clearly established himself as one of the more electrifying featherweights in the division.
I tend to think George's last win is over Bryan Goldsby doesn't tell us much. He's got capable wrestling, we know that. And he'll enter the tournament as a true featherweight, meaning size is on his side. Beyond that, it's anyone's game.