By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Jake Hager will make his MMA debut on at the January 26 Bellator event at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Hager will face JW Kiser, who has a 0-1 record in professional MMA. Hager’s fight will appear on the Paramount Network, according to MMAJunkie.com.
Powell’s POV: The 36 year-old Hager was an All-American wrestler for Oklahoma University prior to signing with WWE. Hager signed with Bellator in November 2017. Kiser is a 41 year-old fighter who complied a 1-3 record as an amateur. The fight will occur on the same night as the NXT Takeover event that will be held in Phoenix.
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