Lozano brings a perfect 5-0 record to Bellator (Photo courtesy of Bellator).
Undefeated Prospect Adds Further Depth to Welterweight Division
Chicago, Ill. (Tuesday, August 31, 2010) – Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that it has reached a deal with undefeated prospect Chris “the Assassin” Lozano (5-0), who joins a deep welterweight division. Lozano most recently defeated Jason Dent (21-11) at the North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS) Fight Nite in the Flats VI, a pairing that he won via TKO when Dent did not answer the bell for the 4th round.
"Fighting for an organization like Bellator Fighting Championship is a dream come true,” Lozano said of the signing. “To finally get a chance to compete amongst the best in the world is something I have spent my entire life focusing on and dreaming of.”
Lozano, a native of Cleveland, currently trains with Marcus Marinelli out of Strong Style Gym in Northern Ohio. He is someone who was groomed in a few disciplines as a child, starting in Tae Kwon Do and boxing before reaching a high level of success as a youth wrestler. Eventually, Lozano decided to combine his fighting background and adapted to the world of Mixed Martial Arts.
“Chris Lozano brings proven knockout power to the welterweight division,” Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. “He is a big welterweight that has tremendous potential to accomplish great things in Bellator at 170 pounds.”
Before the aforementioned TKO of Dent, Lozano ended each of his first four professional fights with a first round knockout. He entered the bout with Dent as the NAAFS Middleweight Champion after he took the title from Allan Weickert in his fourth professional match. In that fight, Lozano scored a knockout victory at the 4:55 mark of the opening round due to strikes.
Lozano now looks to work his way up the ranks of the Bellator welterweight division, which currently has unbeaten Lyman Good (10-0) standing atop the weight class as its champion.