Kris "Savage" McCray back in action on big MMA military weekend


We’ve written about former Army reservist and current professional mixed martial artists Kris “Savage” McCray before. Don’t believe us?

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Shortly after that feature appeared in the Military Times print publications, “Savage” finished second in The Ultimate Fighter 11, submitting to a Court McGee choke in the second round of the season’s final match. It was his first of three UFC losses in nine months. After dropping a decision to Josh Hathaway last March, McCray was out of the top-tier fighting league. He’s won two fights since, via decision, in lower-level promotions.

But a report from has McCray heading back to the (sort of) big time, signing with Bellator to fight Ailton Barbosa in a welterweight bout April 13 in Atlantic City, N.J.

Bellator’s official fight card doesn’t include McCray yet. “Savage” or no, the fight night will air live on MTV2 and in high definition on EPIX.

While you’re searching the triple digits of your cable programming for those stations, be sure to find FUEL TV — you’ll need it the next day, when former Marine captain and Silver Star recipient Brian Stann fights Alessio Sakara in a middleweight matchup in Stockholm.

Now, if we can just find former Army sniper Tim Kennedy a fight that weekend, so he’ll stop demolishing sparring partners in taped pieces for local news stations …


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