Submission specialist standout A.J. Agazarm finally has a date set for his Bellator debut.
On Sunday night, MMA Fighting confirmed the initial report from ESPN of promotion officials targeting a 160-pound catchweight fight between Agazarm and Jesse Roberts for the Bellator 214 card on Jan. 26.
Agazarm (0-0), a former Division I wrestler out of Ohio State, previously announced his signing with Bellator in November. While Agazarm has no professional mixed martial arts experience, his grappling credentials include IBJJF World, Pan-Am, Brazilian National and European No-Gi Championships.
Roberts (0-0) will also be making his professional debut after compiling a record of 3-1 in the amateur circuit. Most recently he earned a decision over AJ Fletcher in May.
Bellator 214 will go down on Jan. 26 inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Here is how the entire card stands:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader – for Vacant Bellator MMA heavyweight championship
Aaron Pico vs. Henry Corrales
Jake Hager vs. J.W. Kiser
Juan Archuleta vs. Ricky Bandejas
Mike Segura vs. Richard Leroy
Jay Jay Wilson vs. Tyler Beneke
Jesse Merritt vs. Thor Skancke
Jorge Juarez vs. David Pacheco
Sean Johnson vs. Art Rivas
Desmond Torres vs. Steve Ramirez
A.J. Agazarm vs. Jesse Roberts