Reality TV star turned MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers will make his promotional debut at Bellator 200 on May 25 in London after being granted “a conditional one-fight release” from BAMMA.
The Geordie Shore cast member revealed his opponent, Ashley Griffiths, on Wednesday morning, which was promptly followed by a press release from BAMMA acknowledging his conditional release.
It’s true!!!! Im fighting on the @BellatorMMA main card on May 25th— Aaron Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) March 14, 2018
It’s still actually crazy!!! 12 months ago I announced my first fight
Now I’m fighting for Bellator
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Chalmers (3-0) is undefeated in three tests having beaten pro MMA debutants Greg Jenkins, Alex Thompson and Karl Donaldson under the BAMMA banner in 2017. He has yet to be taken to a second round after scoring first round knockout wins over Thompson and Donaldson in his last two outings, and submitting Jenkins with a kimura in the first three minutes of his MMA debut.
Griffiths (4-6) is Chalmers’ most experienced opponent to date. Despite his three-fight losing streak, Griffiths was handed a big time debut when he was drafted in for Bellator 191 in December. He was defeated in the first round against Mohammad Yahya, who improved to 5-1 with the TKO finish.