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Former Oklahoma State wrestler Kyle Crutchmer signs with Bellator MMA

The two-time All-American is moving up the ranks in MMA.

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Kyle Crutchmer, a former Oklahoma State wrestler and current welterweight MMA fighter, announced he signed with Bellator MMA on Wednesday.

Crutchmer, who went 95-26 and was a two-time All-American and two-time Big 12 champion at 174 pounds, graduated in 2017. He quickly transition to MMA with his debut in June 2018 in Miami, Oklahoma, at Xtreme Fight Night 348.

Crutchmer (4-0) won his debut with a guillotine choke in 1:23 then less than two months later won by arm-triangle choke 1:08 into the second round. The Tusla Union High product wasted little time getting back to the cage with a first-round TKO finish six weeks later. He took a break before winning an unanimous decision in February.

Crutchmer is training with UFC heavyweight champion and former OSU All-American wrestler Daniel Cormier at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose. Crutchmer’s debut in Bellator has yet to be announced.