Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bastress Signs With Bellator

Central PA MMA fighter Duane “The Storm” Bastress has signed with Bellator Fighting Championships to fight on their October 15 card. Bastress (3-1) will fight Daniel Gracie (5-3-1).

Bastress last fought on December 3, 2010 when he lost to Tim Williams due to doctor stoppage. Bellator matchmaker Sam Caplan saw the fight and was impressed with Bastress who many believed was winning every round of the fight before it was stopped.

Bastress isn’t worried about his opponents last name either.

“Duane could care less,” he said. “He’s got to get in that cage just like Duane’s got to.” said Chad Strawbridge who trains Bastress.

Good to see another fighter from the area making a name for himself in MMA. Phil Davis from Harrisburg PA is also doing big things in MMA.