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Oklahoma State in MMA: Kyle Crutchmer to fight Oct. 15 at Bellator 249

The welterweight will fight for the first time outside the state of Oklahoma.

Kyle Crutchmer
Bellator MMA

Kyle Crutchmer, a former two-time Big 12 champion and two-time NCAA All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State, announced Thursday that he will fight Thursday, Oct. 15 at Bellator 249 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Crutchmer did not not say who is opponent will be for his first career bout outside the state of Oklahoma.

The Tulsa Union product improved to 6-0 and 2-0 in Bellator with a first-round submission victory in 2:58 against Scott Futrell in a 175-pound catchweight fight at Bellator 239 on Feb. 21 in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Crutchmer won his Bellator debut by unanimous decision against Robert Gidron at Bellator 233 on Nov. 8, 2019, also in Thackerville.

The Bellator 249 card will be at the Mohegan Sun Arena, where Bellator and Showtime Boxing have shared a COVID-free “bubble” during most of the coronavirus pandemic. The card will be headlined by Cris Cyborg defending her featherweight championship against Arlene Blencowe in the promotion’s debut on CBS Sports Network.