UFC Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Kendall Grove’s four-plus year run under the Bellator MMA banner has come to an end.
The promotion has decided to cut the fighter, who held a 4-5-0 record there (23-18-0-1NC overall).
Grove made the announcement himself via Instagram:
DA Spyder officially cut off the @bellatormma roster. I believe everything happens for a reason god works in mysterious ways some of the greatest things in my life have came from bad times. Gotta thank god for getting me thru all these years in the fight game injury free and blessing me with a beautiful family, my wife my kids my family.. and to all my fans for your support no matter what organization I was in. Moving foward, tough year of losing my brother, my grandpa, my dad, and last night my uncle, so going to use this time to love my kids, and my wife. Stay posted for whats ahead #itiswhatitis #blessingindisguise #freeagent
During his nine fight run in the organization, a now free agent Grove earned victories over Joe Vedepo, Christian M’Pumbu, Joey Beltran and Francisco France. Grove did challenge for the Bellator MMA Middleweight Title, losing to then champion Brandon Halsey at Bellator 137.
Bellator 193 was the final appearance for Grove in the promotion and he suffered a decision loss to AJ Matthews on that night.