Submission specialist standout A.J. Agazarm finally has a date set for his Bellator debut.
On Sunday night, MMA Fighting confirmed the initial report from ESPN of promotion officials targeting a 160-pound catchweight fight between Agazarm and Jesse Roberts for the Bellator 214 card on Jan. 26.
Agazarm (0-0), a former Division I wrestler out of Ohio State, previously announced his signing with Bellator in November. While Agazarm has no professional mixed martial arts experience, his grappling credentials include IBJJF World, Pan-Am, Brazilian National and European No-Gi Championships.
Roberts (0-0) will also be making his professional debut after compiling a record of 3-1 in the amateur circuit. Most recently he earned a decision over AJ Fletcher in May.
Bellator 214 will go down on Jan. 26 inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Here is how the entire card stands:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader - for Vacant Bellator MMA heavyweight championship
Desmond Torres vs. Steve Ramirez
A.J. Agazarm vs. Jesse Roberts