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Former Cage Warriors welterweight champion and up to date Bellator MMA newcomer, Ross ‘The Hitman’ Houston is about for his second outing underneath the Scott Coker-led banner, that includes in opposition to welterweight finisher, Grachik Bozinyan at Bellator 269 from the VTB Enviornment in Moscow, Russia.
Making his stroll underneath the promotion’s scrutiny again in Inverness native, Houston dropped his first skilled loss within the type of a unanimous resolution defeat in opposition to upcoming London Shootfighters headliner, Michael Web page.
For 2-fight Bellator veteran, the Armenian managed to attain his first victory underneath the promotion’s banner again at Bellator 257 in April — lodging a unanimous resolution win over Demarques Jackson. Information of the pairing between Houston and Bozinyan was first reported by Armenian MMA on Twitter.
30-year-old grappler, Houston entered the Bellator cage off the again of an eventual No Contest outing in opposition to Nicolas Dalby at Cage Warriors 106 again in June 2019. The welterweight kingpin was launched by the Graham Boylan-led Cage Warriors promotion with a purpose to pen a multi-fight cope with Bellator MMA.
Assembly with Web page at Bellator Paris in October of final 12 months, Houston suffered his first skilled loss in opposition to the upcoming Bellator London major occasion function — snapping a run of eight fights unbeaten.
Throughout his Cage Warriors tenure, the Scotland native managed eye-catching victories over the likes of Aaron Khalid (x2), Nathan Jones, in addition to Stefano Paterno.
11-4 as an expert, 26-year-old Wushu Sanda practitioner, Bozinyan debuted within the Bellator cage again in November 2019 at Bellator 234 the place he suffered a unanimous resolution defeat in opposition to incoming middleweight title challenger, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace, Austin Vanderford.
Previous to his transfer to Bellator, Bozinyan featured three-times underneath the ACB banner, the place he defeated the pair of Arslan Eslemesov and Shamil Abdulkhalikov with first spherical triangles.
Bellator 269 takes place on October 23. from the VTB Enviornment in Moscow, Russia — with a heavyweight headliner between former Satisfaction FC heavyweight champion and Grand Prix victor, Fedor Emelianenko and up to date nterim title challenger, Timothy Johnson set.
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