The long awaited MMA debut for one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the world has finally been confirmed. Dillon Danis will make is MMA bow under the Bellator banner on April 28th at Bellator 198 – Fedor vs Mir, in Rosemont, Illinois.
Danis became something of a household name among MMA fans after being brought in to support Conor Mcgregor train for his high profile rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. The multiple time BJJ champion spent a large amount of time at SBG Dublin working with Mcgregor and John Kavanagh and developed a strong friendship with the UFC champion. He was a prominent member of Mcgregor‘s entourage during the MayMac world tour last year where he found himself at the centre of an on stage confrontation with Mayweather‘s “security” detail.
SBG Head Coach, John Kavangh, confirmed to MMA Fighting that Danis will be preparing for his MMA debut at SBG Dublin and is expected to fly over from New York next week.
Considering the 24-year old BJJ black belt has spent a significant amount of time at SBG over the last 18 months, many fans will be excited to see just how well rounded his mixed martial arts game has become.
There has been no update on who Danis might be facing but it is expected that his fight will be featured on the main card.