Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary signs multi-fight, multi-year contract extension with Bellator

Liam McGeary won the Bellator light heavyweight title three weeks ago when he defeated Emanuel Newton by unanimous decision at Bellator 134 and the British fighter has now signed a contract extension with Bellator.

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The contract extension was announced by Bellator on Monday as McGeary has signed a multi-fight, multi-year extension.

“I’m excited to have signed this contract extension with Bellator,” said McGeary. “I know that I’ve got a target on my back as champion, but I’ve never been one to walk away from a fight. Whoever Scott Coker decides to put across the cage from me next, it doesn’t matter. To me, their name might as well be ‘Victory #11’. I look forward to working with Coker and Spike TV for years to come.”

McGeary (10-0) entered Bellator in 2013 and he has gone 7-0 in the promotion. Six of those wins have come by stoppage in the first round, including a 22-second win against Mike Mucitelli in the opening round of the 2014 Summer Series light heavyweight tournament.

His first light heavyweight title defense has not been officially announced by Bellator at this time, but it’s expected that he will defend the title later this year against former UFC champion Tito Ortiz.