03 Dec - 
Bellator signs wrestling standout and Team Alpha Male product Chris Gonzalez

Bellator continues to bring elite-level wrestlers under its wing with another new signing.

Chris Gonzalez (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), a 27-year-old Chicago-area native who trained at the Olympic Training Center, has signed with the promotion, a Bellator official told MMAjunkie.

Gonzalez trains at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, Calif., and is the first fighter from that esteemed gym to ink a long-term deal with Bellator. Gonzalez will fight at lightweight in MMA and the promotion is targeting his debut for the first quarter of 2019.

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As a Team USA member, he was on the Greco-Roman world team in 2016 and was a six-time Greco-Roman All-American.

In MMA, Gonzalez made his amateur debut in December 2017 with a 50-second rear-naked choke win at a Titans Cage event in California. He followed that up earlier this year with a third-round TKO victory.

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