Los Angeles — BELLATOR MMA today announced the signing of two-time NCAA Division I National Champion Jordan Oliver (0-0) to an exclusive, multi-fight contract.
The 32-year-old from Easton, Pennsylvania, completed a storied amateur wrestling career before transitioning to mixed martial arts — a new athletic endeavor that he will begin inside the BELLATOR cage this year. Representing wrestling powerhouse Oklahoma State University, Oliver won the National Championships at folkstyle in 2011 and 2013, placing second in the 2012 tournament; he finished his collegiate career with an impressive 89-6 record. He was a four-time BIG 12 Conference Champion, and on the senior level, won the 2019 U.S. National Championship and became a 2020 U.S. Olympic Team member.
“It’s an honor to sign with Bellator MMA. I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent an amazing company, showcase my skills, and make my climb to the top to become a World Champion fighter as a dedicated competitor,” expressed Oliver, “I have always accepted and loved to take on new challenges. The 'tough love' sport of wrestling has molded and prepared me for this opportunity for the past 29 years. The vision remains the same… I'm coming to win, and win with style! Until showtime, to the dark we go to work and sharpen the swords at none other than 'that gym,' Kill Cliff FC."
Oliver joins OSU alumni, such as BELLATOR’s Kyle Crutchmer and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Daniel Cormier, Johny Hendricks, and many others as a decorated amateur wrestler to make the leap to MMA. In preparation for his professional debut, Oliver has spent time training in South Florida at the renowned Kill Cliff FC gym — which boasts talent such as BELLATOR standouts Logan Storley, Linton Vassell, Steve Mowry, Aaron Jeffery, Darrion Caldwell, and Tofiq Musayev, among others.