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Bellator 50 prelims feature eight fights, including debut of Rad Martinez | MMAjunkie.com

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"Next month's Bellator 50 event will have one of the deepest preliminary cards in promotional history. The event features a staggering eight prelims, including a featured bout between promotional newcomer Rad Martinez (9-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and former U.S. Marine Brian Van Hoven (7-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC). Bellator 50 takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The night's main card, which features the opening round of the organization's season-five middleweight tournament, airs on MTV2. Martinez is the featured attraction on the untelevised prelims. Martinez's inspirational story recently was featured on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" newsmagazine show, which showed how he balances his pro-MMA career with his duties as the fulltime caretaker of his father, who suffered brain damage in a motorcycle accident." Click the link for more...

Happy Ending Alert: Rad Martinez Scores Bellator Contract After ESPN ‘Outside the Lines’ Appearance | Cagepotato

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'Thanks in part to the ESPN profile, Martinez has just gotten the first big break in his career, as Bellator announced this morning that they had signed the featherweight prospect to a fight contract. "Rad not only has an incredibly uplifting, powerful story, but he’s also a fierce competitor who will be a great addition to the Bellator family," said Bellator chairman/CEO Bjorn Rebney in a press release. "We’re proud to have Rad under the Bellator banner, and expect big things from him inside the Bellator cage."' This is very good news! If you haven't seen the Outside the Lines episode with Rad Martinez, go watch it now!

Rad Martinez Signs With Bellator, Continuing Inspirational Journey

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Rad Martinez, once featured on ESPN for his balancing an MMA career with taking care of his brain damaged father, has signed with Bellator.

This is the full ESPN "Outside the Lines" video of Rad Martinez - "OTL: The Promise". It's...

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This is the full ESPN "Outside the Lines" video of Rad Martinez - "OTL: The Promise". It's definitely worth watching. "MMA fighter Rad Martinez aspires to make it to the UFC, a challenge complicated by his almost round-the-clock dedication to taking care of his brain-damaged father".

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VIDEO: ESPN's Outside The Lines Rad Martinez Profile

ESPN's 'Outside The Lines' profiles MMA fighter Radley Martinez and his struggle to become a full time MMA fighter.

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