Ryan Ford Signs with Bellator


Ryan Ford Signs with Bellator

By: Jason Bouwmeester

Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford has signed with Bellator. (photo by Jason Bouwmeester |TKO Photography)

It appears that Canadian welterweights are getting the attention they deserve. Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford just announced via his Facebook page that he has signed with Bellator. Ryan Ford, the current 8th ranked Canadian welterweight, currently holds a 16-3 MMA record and is on a 4 fight win streak with recent wins over Nick Hinchliffe and Karo Parisyan.

Ford’s debut will be in October at Casino Rama then he will be part of the 170lb $100,000 Tournament starting in January 2012.




Cool but wish Karo would've gotten a rematch....that was a bs win imo.

 LTL coming through with MMA news again. Someone get this guy a blue name!




Ford to Face Baczynski For Ringside Interim Title By: Keith Grienke Ford already owns one belt (Photo by Jason Bouwmeester)
Ryan Ford will face Seth Baczynski for the Ringside Interim Welterweight title, according to Ford's Facebook profile. The fight will be held on the Ringside 12 card at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec on October 21.

Baczynski won the interim title by handing Alex Garcia his first loss at Ringside 10. Now, Baczynski will have to face a challenge from western Canada.

Ford has been tearing it up in 2011 going 3-0. After beating Johnny Davis at Aggression, Ford stopped Karo Parisyan and Nick Hinchliffe. Baczynski will be Ford's second shot at a former UFC fighter this year.

Ford also hinted at a big fight in Edmonton coming up as well.

Chris Clements is the Ringside MMA Welterweight champion but has yet to defend his title

Great news . I like watching Ryan fight.

Ford's first Bellator fight will in all likely hood be a 2012 tournament qualifier. If he wins, he will be in the tournament.

will the tourney be in Canada? I thought Ford can't travel to the U.S.

Phil999.......guess you thought wrong!!!!!!!

Did he get his visa issues worked out?