After three years in Bellator, Brett Cooper is preparing for a breakout performance in the current middleweight tournament.
“I’m on the brink of breaking out as a fighter, and winning the tournament would put me over the edge,” said Cooper to MMA Junkie. “I think a lot of people know me, but if I win the tournament it would be a way different story.”
It will be Cooper vs. Norman Paraisy at tonight’s Bellator 89 on the main card in the opening round of the Season 8 tournament.
Cooper is 4-2 for Bellator, taking his last two by decision. Paraisy comes off a loss almost a year ago to eventual tournament winner Maiquel Falcao.
Bellator 89 takes place today from Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. Spike TV airs the main card at 10 p.m. ET. FightLine will be providing coverage.