Bubba Jenkins, the blue chip wrestling prospect turned mixed martial artist, has been released by Bellator.
As first reported by The MMA Report, Jenkins was recently made a free agent, nearly six months after losing a bout against Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 160. Bellator officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Tuesday.
Jenkins is an 11-time Bellator veteran, who had an 8-3 record with the promotion. He came to Bellator a decorated collegiate wrestler, having won a Division I championship while wrestling at Arizona State University in 2011 (157 pounds). He debuted in 2013 against Mike Barrares, scoring a second-round TKO.
Jenkins was upset in his follow-up match against LaRue Burley, losing via third-round TKO. Since that time he has gone 7-2, with his only losses coming against the former WSOF lightweight champion Karakhayan.
His last fight under the Bellator banner occurred at a catchweight (160 pounds), as Karakhanyan was unable to make weight.
Source:: mma fighting