Early this month, Bellator MMA announced that its new signee, Kyle Crutcher, had been scheduled to make his promotional debut at Bellator 233 in November.
Now the former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler will be facing Sean Clements in a welterweight (170-pound) bout at Bellator 233 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. on Friday, November 8.
The Oklahoma State sports blog CowboysRideForFree.com shared this tweet from MMA reporter Ariel Helwani:
Daniel Cormier protégé @KyleCrutchmer (4-0) will make his Bellator debut on Nov. 8 against Sean Clements, according to sources. Crutchmer is a two-time All-American from Oklahoma State University and @dc_mma is very high on him.�" Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 25, 2019
The 35-year-old Clements brings a 3-1 pro MMA record to his match with Crutchmer. with all of his professional fights being determined by a judges' decision. Clements' pro debut was at Bellator 161 where he defeated David Ramirez by unanimous decision in Sept. 2016. His subsequent professional bouts were with other organizations. However, it has been two years since Clements has entered the cage.
Crutchmer, 26, is a perfect 4-0 in his pro career he launched in June 2018. Until signing with Bellator MMA in July, all of the former Cowboy wrestler's MMA bouts had been with Xtreme Fighting League, with two wins by submission, one by technical knockout, and one unanimous decision.
Prior to entering MMA, Crutchmer made a name for himself in amateur wrestling. Crutchmer was a two-time NCAA All-American for Oklahoma State, placing fifth at 174 pounds at the 2015 NCAAs, and seventh in this same weight class at the 2017 NCAAs. In addition, Crutchmer was twice a Big 12 conference champ.