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Gesias “JZ” Calvancante possibly headed to Bellator has learned that top lightweight Gesias “JZ” Calvancante has expressed interest in the possibility of joining the fledgling Mixed Martial Arts organization Bellator’s second season.

The bit of information came in a conversation with Bellator CEO/founder Bjorn Rebney at this past Friday’s Bellator VI event. American Top Team’s Calvancante attended a previous Bellator card where he stated his interest to Rebney in involving himself with Season Two’s lightweight tournament.

The young Brazilian is widely regarded as one of the top 155-pound fighters in the sport. He is 12-1-1 in his last fourteen bouts and is scheduled to compete against Tatsuya Kawajiri at DREAM 9 on May 26, 2009.

  • jj says:

    it would be great to see JZ fighting in north america. if he joins in maybe thats a sign that more well known talent is on the way, not that i have a single complaint about bellator’s choice of fighters so far–they’ve done a great job with this season. it’s kind of nice to only see a few names that i know and still be impressed by all the guys i haven’t yet seen.

    given the poor transition for most fighters to the UFC, JZ getting his feet wet in another organization is also a smart move. most guys seem to initially have trouble with the wrestling skills of american fighters.


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