The Academy becoming a Bellator breeding ground

November 2nd, 2013….”CRACK!” Another Mike Richman left hand connects on his opposition, putting Akop Stepanyhan on the canvas before Richman finished the fight with a Double hammer fist otherwise known in the gym as a “captain Kirk”. This win put Richman at 5-2 in B.F.C and put The Academy at 4-0 over a 3 week span for Bellator.

With Bellator fighting championship growing as a promotion and growing in popularity due to big name acquisitions such as “Rampage” Jackson, Cheick Kongo, and other UFC veterans, it has become a great company to fight for no matter where somebody is in their career.  The Academy Currently has 4 Fighters under contract with the Viacom backed promotion.


Mike Richman (16-3, 5-2 BFC) – a veteran of 2 145lb tournaments Mike is now well known for his boxing acumen and ability to end fights fast by fist or foot. After his Latest stoppage on the November 2nd card nothing is official for him next but a 3rd time in their tournament is a good bet.



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Brandon Girtz (10-3, 3-1 BFC) An over powering wrestler with heavy hands and fast submissions. 2 quick armbar victories in 2 weeks has put Girtz in line to be part of the 155lb tourney that begins in late January or early February .




Andre Tieva (7-0, 1-0 BFC) The 23 year old freestyle fighter took a fight for Bellator on 2 weeks notice this past October against a Local journeyman and finished the fight via TKO in round 1. Its not known when he will fight for the promotion again but its looking like march/april as he works his way up the Ladder.


Nick Kirk ( 9-3,0-3 BFC) the stand out wrestler has had a tough go in Bellator. Dropping 2 controversial split decisions to hometown fighters and just recently losing via triangle armbar to Joe Warren in the semi final round of the 135 lb tournament. It is unknown when Kirk will get back in to the Bellator FC cage.

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