Former Bellator tournament winner and 10-year professional Dave Jansen (20-4) has signed a multi-fight deal with Russia’s Fight Nights Global.
FNG officials today confirmed the four-fight contract with MMAjunkie, though financial terms of the agreement were not provided. “The Fugitive” is expected to debut in either July or August an as-yet-unannounced FNG event.
An Oregon native, 37-year-old Jansen kicked off his career in 2007 and rattled off 13 consecutive wins to start his professional run, which included WEC and M-1 Global bouts. He then dropped back-to-back WEC fights via decision to Ricardo Lamas and Kamal Shalorus before making his way to Bellator.
Jansen won his first seven Bellator fights and earned a win in the promotion’s Season 7 lightweight tournament. He then got a lightweight title shot against champ Michael Chandler, but he was unable to cash in on the opportunity due to an injury.
Jansen eventually suffered decision losses to Will Brooks and, more recently, Marcin Held, the promotion released him. He now looks to compete for the first time since May 2016.
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Source: MMA Junkie