All Elite Wrestling’s Jake Hager made his MMA return tonight at Bellator 250 against Brandon Calton. Hager remains undefeated in the octagon as beat Calton via split decision. The judges scored the fight 29-28 in Hager’s favor.
Hager is now 3-0-1 in MMA while Calton is 2-1. Calton landed a significant amount of strikes, one of which knocked Hager’s mouthpiece across the cage. Hager left the fight with a number of cuts across his face but his hand was raised in victory. All Elite Wrestling congratulated Hager on his victory and he received support from his fellow Inner Circle members as well.
🦴 The Bone Crusher was coming in strong to close out round 2️⃣.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) October 29, 2020
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2020
Holy smokes @realjakehager just won a WAR at @bellatormma 250
tonight and remains UNDEFEATED IN MMA!! Even though his modeling career might be over, you might wanna think twice if you wanna mess with the #InnerCircle… https://t.co/hE5GiZ0VtP
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 29, 2020
Hager sported the AEW logo on his trunks and wore an Inner Circle shirt to the cage. During his media tour this week, Hager chatted with Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald and said he wouldn’t be surprised if he takes on another fight soon after his fight with Calton.
I was originally scheduled to fight May 9th for Bellator, so I was one of the first cards to get scrubbed from this whole pandemic and so since then, we really wanted to get two-to-three fights in this year but since then, everything changed, so we’ve been waiting and staying ready and waiting staying ready and it’s just finally come together now. It’s kind of funny that we’re back here in October, but honestly, I’m in really good shape now. I wouldn’t be surprised to take another fight soon after this and just keep going.
POST Wrestling’s John Pollock also interviewed Hager and that audio can be heard here.