Karl Albrektsson Signs with Bellator ‘Ready for Next Step’

Karl Albrektsson (9-2) has signed with Bellator. The Swede revealed the news to the Sun. “I want to make a big impression on the world.” says the Pancrase fighter from Stockholm.

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The 25-year-old “King” has been battling in a ring in Japan or a cage in Sweden for the last 5 years. Outside of his pro MMA debut in Poland, the Swede has had 5 fights in Japan and 5 fights in Sweden.

Karl beat Brazilian Christiano Frohlich (10-4) on April 21 at the famed Yokohama Arena by unanimous decision. The RIZIN 15 win over Wanderlei Silva’s protege was third straight victory for the Pancrase MMA fighter.

Karl Stops Stansbury

In December, he stopped UFC vet Josh Stansbury at Superior Challenge 18 with a first round stoppage.

No opponent of event has been targeted for the debut of the Swede. There have long been rumors of a Bellator event in Stockholm, and last year President Scott Coker announced that the promotion will come to Stockholm, Sweden.  “We will do fights next year in cities we haven’t been, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Barcelona.”