Santino is coming to Bloodsport.
Former WWE superstar Santino Marella has been announced for GCW Josh Barnett's Bloodsport II. Santino has a background in judo and competed in high school wrestling. He fought as a professional in MMA one time, losing to Takashi Ishino by KO in 2004.
He has worked a handful of matches since retiring from wrestling full-time in 2014. Since his retirement, he went on to open martial arts and professional wrestling training facility Battle Arts Academy. He recently appeared in a backstage segment at the WWE Raw Reunion.
From Judo to Battlearts and MMA, this man has all the credentials for Bloodsport.— ------ ------------------ (@JoshLBarnett) August 17, 2019
Anthony Carelli is coming to score the ippon Sept 14th.
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Josh Barnett's Bloodsport II is a mix of wrestling and MMA where matches take place in a ring with no ropes and end via (T)KO or submission. Legendary MMA fighter Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa was recently announced for the show.
The event is scheduled for Sept. 14 and will be headlined by Josh Barnett taking on Jon Moxley.