Bellator 149 is flat-out insane and easily one of the league’s most exciting cards. There’s a lot of attention being paid to the main and co-main event bouts, and for good reason, there’s some significant star power there. However, the undercard also deserves your attention. So, here’s a few reasons to watch more than just four old guys throw hands at each other.
Justin Wren Is For The Children
Justin Wren used to just be a large, blond guy, appropriately nicknamed “The Viking” in his brief MMA career. He showed up on the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter, but didn’t make much of an impact. He admittedly spiraled into a life of drug and alcohol abuse before realizing his true calling. Wren traveled to the Congo and began helping the impoverished pygmy tribes, who are often highly discriminated against.
Wren began digging water wells and advocating for their emancipation. After a few trips spanning several years in the Congo, Wren returned to MMA, facing Josh Burns at Bellator 141. Donating his fight purse to his Fight for the Forgotten charity, Wren defeated Burns by unanimous decision.
Now, Wren is back in the cage once more, taking on Juan Torres in the final preliminary bout. Let’s hope Justin can win another one for his pygmy family.