A Bellator official on Thursday informed MMAjunkie of the matchup between Young (9-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) and Ruiz (34-22, MMA, 0-2 BMMA).
Bellator 210 takes place Nov. 30 at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. Young vs. Ruiz is part of the MMAjunkie-streamed prelims prior to the main card on Paramount and DAZN.
Young, 23, has displayed a dangerous grappling arsenal early in his career. He’s earned seven of his nine career victories by submission, including his past three wins under the Bellator banner. He most recently competed at Bellator 201 in June, where he submitted Jamal Pogues with an armbar in the third round.
Ruiz, 41, will attempt to put the first blemish on Young’s record in what will be his return to Bellator after more than three years. The nearly 16-year MMA veteran had a stint under the now-defunct Strikeforce banner in the late-2000s and has had an up-and-down run since. He lost a decision to Francis Carmont in his most recent Bellator appearance in September 2015.
The latest Bellator 210 lineup now includes:
MAIN CARD (Paramount, DAZN, 9 p.m. ET)
- Chidi Njokuani vs. John Salter
- David Rickels vs. Bomba Vasconcelos
- Juan Archuleta vs. Jeremy Spoon
- Bruna Ellen vs. Kristina Williams
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)
- Jose Leija vs. Joe Schilling
- Scott Futrell vs. Mike Shipman
- Dominic Mazzotta vs. Brandon Phillips
- Adil Benjilany vs. Daniel Carey
- Chris Honeycutt vs. Costello Van Steenis
- Daniel Weichel vs. Goiti Yamauchi
- Anthony Ruiz vs. Jordan Young
- Henry Corrales signs new Bellator deal, welcomes violence vs. Aaron Pico
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- UFC Fight Night 140 official weigh-ins results
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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