By FCF Staff, photo courtesy Bellator FC
Bellator FC has announced that Dream veteran Zelg Galesic will compete in the promotion’s upcoming, Season 5 middleweight tourney. The noted striker, who is coming off a knockout win over Lee Chadwick in March, is the seventh competitor to be confirmed for the tournament.
“I think I match up well with the fighters in this tournament - guys like Alexander Shlemenko, Bryan Baker, and Sam Alvey,” Galesic was quoted saying in a news release from the promotion. “And Hector Lombard is a great fighter. He's always very exciting to watch. I hope I will get a chance to touch gloves with him one day.”
Other fighters that will compete in the tourney include Vitor Vianna, Jared Hess, and Brian “The Predator” Rogers
“Zelg is a great addition to our Season 5 Middleweight Tournament, and now that he's back 100% from injury, he should be competitive with our top Middleweights,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney.
Galesic (10-5) has gone 3-2 in his last five bouts with losses coming to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Kazushi Sakuraba. The Cage Rage veteran also scored wins over Taiei Kin and Magomed Sultanakhmedov during that stretch.
“I see Bellator as a place to really make a major name for myself in the United States,” Galesic said. “I'm extremely excited to compete in the upcoming Bellator Middleweight Tournament. I'm even more excited to win the whole thing.”