Brett Cooper knew Dan Cramer was serious competition before he defeated promotional regular Brian Rogers in the opening of the Season 8 middleweight tournament.
“Don’t sleep on that guy,” said Cooper to MMA Junkie. “Everybody was sleeping on him when he was fighting Brian Rogers. I wasn’t surprised when [he beat Brian]. He seemed real focused, and he wasn’t worried about the stupid stuff.”
Cooper has earned five straight wins on his way into the semifinals against Cramer. In his debut, Cramer fought out of the UFC before being released. He’s 6-2 for Bellator.
They are in the semifinals of the tournament, which continues at today’s Bellator 92. They meet from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA. Spike TV airs the main card at 10 p.m. ET.