Former EFC bantamweight Cal Ellenor won his Bellator MMA debut with a first-round submission of Nathan Greyson in Newcastle, England on Saturday night.
Ellenor finished the ex-Cage Warriors flyweight champion with a rear-naked choke at 4:04 of the opening frame in the prelims of the Newcastle Bellator card at Utilita Arena.
💪@CalPacinoMMA locked it in & showed us his mettle as he pulled though a nasty cut to get that first round submission!
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) February 9, 2019
The victory improves the proud Sunderland native’s record to 8-2, while Greyson drops to 6-3 in what was also his first outing in the promotion.
‘Cal Pacino’, who hails from Grindon in the North East, penned a four-fight deal with Bellator soon after losing an EFC interim title bout by unanimous decision to Luthando Biko (5-1) in November 2018.
Biko will battle EFC bantamweight champ JP Buys (6-2) for undisputed honours in Cape Town on April 13.