Bellator action returns to Madison Square Garden this weekend. Before any MMA action takes place at the world’s most famous arena, their digital media department has teamed up with U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan to be the new voice behind their fight promos.
The first of many videos that the “Golden Arms” narrates was just released and features Brooklyn’s Dillon Danis, a world champion jiu-jitsu artist who has gained notoriety as jiu-jitsu coach and close friend to Conor McGregor. Danis fights Max Humphrey this Friday at the event that airs on DAZN.
He fights Max Humphrey this Friday, June 14th!
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 10, 2019
— U-GOD / WU-TANG (@Ugodofwutang) June 10, 2019
Bellator 222 headline matches included, Lyoto Machida (25-8 MMA) facing Chael Sonnen (30-16-1), while Rory MacDonald (20-5-1 MMA) will face Neiman Gracie (9-0 MMA). At Bellator 222, the promotion will conclude the semi-finals of its Welterweight World Grand Prix. Initially considered a front-runner to win the tournament, current champion Rory MacDonald has had a rough go of it lately.
Adding U-God’s vocals and rhythms to the storylines is a much-needed boost for the MMA company, that is always looking to make a mark in the business. With U-God expected in the Garden, who knows what ruckus he will bring.
Bellator 222 prelims start at 6:30 p.m. The main card starts at 10 p.m. Both will be streaming exclusively on DAZN.