Ninilchik fighter wins Bellator MMA debut

Ninilchik fighter wins Bellator MMA debut

Mixed martial arts pro fighter Austin Vanderford picked up another career win Friday night at Bellator 215 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Vanderford, a Ninilchik native who was making his Bellator MMA debut, submitted Cody Jones in less than five minutes in the 175-pound catchweight division on the main card. The win also kept Vanderford’s unblemished record alive, improving to 7-0 in all MMA bouts.

Vanderford forced Jones to tapout 4 minutes, 49 seconds, into the match by wrestling him to the floor and catching Jones in an arm triangle choke.

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