Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato added to Bellator 170

Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato added to Bellator 170

By Edward Carbajal

11/22/2016

Photo: Bellator MMA

Photo: Bellator MMA


It looks like Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz will have some company at Bellator 170. Added to the card is Ralek Gracie’s (3-0) Bellator MMA debut against Japanese knockout artist, Hisaki Kato (7-2). Fans of “striker versus grappler” typo of fights should expect a great match with these two on the card.

With two submission wins and one decision on his record, Gracie looks to continue the win streak in Bellator. The Gracie family is known for putting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on the map and is known to prove their art is still the superior discipline in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. All his fights were in Japan so fighting someone like Kato will be a nice transition for Gracie as Kato followed the same path to Bellator.

All of Kato’s wins are by way of knockout so Gracie, will definitely be looking to impose his family’s art on his opponent at Bellator 170.

Updated “Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen” Main Card:

Light Heavyweight Main Event: Tito Ortiz (18-12-1) vs. Chael Sonnen (28-14-1)

Middleweight Main Card Bout: Ralek Gracie (3-0) vs. Hisaki Kato (7-2)


Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.

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