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John Alessio Fine With Long-Term Bellator Contract

With over 50 fights under his belt, John Alessio is fine with the long-term contract he signed with Bellator.

“It’s a long contract, so I’m definitely tied up for a long time, but at this point in my career, I want a home,” said Alessio to MMA Weekly. “I want to be able to have an organization to help build me up and give me a place to fight. I hope that I get used in the right way and get the right match-ups, so I can put on exciting fights for the crowd.”

The 33-year-old has fought for PRIDE, WEC, DREAM, MFC and had several stints in the UFC. In his last UFC run in 2012, Alessio took decision losses to Mark Bocek and Shane Roller.

Alessio is expected to debut for Bellator in their Season 9 lightweight tournament. He didn’t have exact details about the length of his contract.