Bellator’s Jordan Young Moving Up To Light Heavyweight


Jordan Young was last seen in the Bellator cage at Bellator 185 and he defeated Alec Hooben by submission on that night.

That fight took place at a catchweight of 200 pounds and from here on out, the undefeated prospect is moving to the light heavyweight division.

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“I think that the next move for me is you’ll see me at light heavyweight,” Young told MMA Junkie. “That’s a big move for me.”

Before announcing his permanent move to the division, the prospect had been bouncing back between light heavyweight and middleweight throughout his career.

One huge factor that Young said played into his decision to go to 205 pounds was the tough weight cuts to get to 185 pounds for middleweight.

“There was a time in my career where I was fighting at 170 pounds, so as I grow up and mature … I’m getting bigger and stronger every day,” he said. “The (weight) cuts, they were definitely tough. I think with my build, 205 will be a healthier choice going forward.”

There is currently no date set yet for when Young will step back into the Bellator cage, but he recently stated in an interview that he wants to fight Chris Honeycutt when he does return.

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