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Former UFC Cutman Stitch Duran Joins Bellator

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Jacob “Stitch” Duran at Ultimate Fight Night 24

When watching any combat sports event, it’s odd not to see Jacob “Stitch” Duran as the professional cutman on duty. On Thursday, Bellator MMA announced that it had secured Duran’s services as its lead cutman for the foreseeable future, after Stitch signed a multi-year contract with the Scott Coker-led promotion.

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Starting with “Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson” on April 22 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, the most famous cutman in the world will do everything in his power to get Bellator fighters prepped for entering the cage and helping them continue on once the bell rings, giving them “one more round.”

Stitch joins a great team of cutmen including Matt Marsden, Dean Lassiter, and Paul Quiredos.

“Working with my old friend, Scott Coker, and Bellator is a true honor,” said Duran. “I can’t wait to get started working for a great organization that respects their employees and truly makes their fighters the top priority!”

While working for Bellator, Stitch will not be prevented from seeking sponsors to wear and will also continue to work boxing events, with high profile clients the likes of Andre Ward, Vitali Klitschko, and Wladimir Klitschko.

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