Former WWE World Champ Jack Swagger Gets Next Bellator Fight

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Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swager (real name Jake Hager) has received his next Bellator MMA opponent.

ESPN reports that Hager will face Anthony Garrett in a heavyweight bout at Bellator 231 on October 25 from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Garrett is a 4-2 fighter signed from the Shamrock FC promotion. Hager is a former Division I All-American wrestler from Oklahoma.

After his collegiate career, Hager transitioned into professional wrestling where he was a multi-time World Champion with WWE. After departing to WWE, while still competing as a professional wrestler on the independent circuit, Hager decided to transition to mixed martial arts (MMA).

He signed with Bellator MMA and has gone 2-0 as a professional with two first-round submission wins. His wrestling background has paid huge dividends early on in his career. Bellator 231 is headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC stars Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.

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