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Oklahoma State All-American Crutchmer signs with Bellator MMA

Two years after announcing his plans to launch a career in mixed martial arts -- and 13 months after his MMA debut -- Kyle Crutchmer has signed with Bellator MMA, the Oklahoma State two-time NCAA All-American wrestler revealed on social media Wednesday afternoon.

Here's what Crutchmer posted on his Facebook page:

Kyle Crutchmer signs his Bellator contract
"My whole life I wanted to be a professional athlete! As of today that dream has come true! I am officially signed with @bellatormma ! #letsgetthismoney #bestintheworld"

Since making his MMA debut in June 2018, Crutchmer has fought within the Xtreme Fighting League in his native Oklahoma. The 26-year-old former Cowboy wrestler has compiled a 4-0-0 record, with two wins by submission, one by technical knockout, and one unanimous decision... all in the welterweight (170-pound) weight class.

Crutchmer has been training with UFC heavyweight champion and former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler Daniel Cormier at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose.

Wrestling for Oklahoma State, Crutchmer was a two-time NCAA All-American, placing fifth at 174 pounds at the 2015 NCAAs, and seventh in this same weight class at the 2017 NCAAs. In addition, the Tulsa native was twice a Big 12 conference champ. He graduated from the Stillwater school in spring 2017.

Crutchmer's debut in the Bellator MMA promotion has yet to be announced.

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