After 3 First-Round KOs, Sam Oropeza Asked For Bellator Release to Pursue UFC Dreams
By C.J. Tuttle Jan 8, 2015, Sherdog
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is generally considered to be the premier mixed martial arts promotion in the world, with Bellator MMA not far behind. But for Sam Oropeza, the first step in his route to the UFC was to ask for his release from the Scott Coker-led promotion.
The 29-year-old middleweight has competed five times under the Bellator banner and is currently riding a seven-fight win streak. Of his 12 career wins, none have reached the judges’ scorecards. With such a record, it would only make sense that Oropeza would factor heavily into a Bellator division currently ruled by Brandon Halsey in 2015.
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