Former Cage Warriors lightweight and interim featherweight champion Soren Bak has signed an exclusive contract to compete in Bellator MMA.
“The True Viking” (13-1-0) is considered a rising star in European MMA. The 27-year-old defeated former champion Paddy Pimblett to claim the vacant lightweight title last September, Bak went on to secure the interim featherweight title with a big win over Morgan Charriere six months later.
Bak is confident that he was capable of repeating the championship status he claimed under the Cage Warriors banner with Bellator.
“I fully expect to move up the ladder as is the case any time you move into an organization like Bellator, or Cage Warriors,” said Bak.
“Even though I have a good record and good run coming in I know I have to prove myself in front of new opposition. I fully expect I am capable of reaching what I did at Cage Warriors.”
In spite of locking a deal with Scott Coker’s MMA roster, Bak will remain part-time in the sport and will continue his job as a pension scheme advisor.