Jake Hager (aka Jack Swagger) is returning to MMA for his second professional fight at Bellator 221 on Saturday, May 11. Hager will be battling T.J. Jones, who has a record of 1-1. Hager tipped the scales at 239.1 pounds, while Jones weighed in at 263.7 pounds.
As for Hager’s opponent, T.J. “Tombstone” Jones trained while working at a beef plant. It sounds like his strategy will be to use his feet and avoid the cage fence. Jones plans to use his purse money to have a fun summer for his six kids. And perhaps he can get a Tombstone pizza sponsorship out of it.
We support this.— Tombstone Pizza (@TombstonePizza) May 10, 2019
The televised main card for Bellator 221 is scheduled as follows:
- Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire
- Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page
- A.J. McKee vs. Pat Curran
- Jake Hager vs. T.J. Jones
- Tywan Claxton vs. James Bennett
The show begins at 9 pm ET on DAZN. With Hager on second, his fight will probably go on around 9:30pm ET. You may want to tune in earlier in case the first bout is a quick one.
New sparring partner....If I can dodge a squirrel, I can dodge a man... thanks @RobsBoxing .— You Dont Know Jack (@RealJackSwagger) April 9, 2019
Counting down May 11th @bellatormma .#mma #wethepeople #wrestling #wrestler #fighter #bellator pic.twitter.com/usIF38Vvlu
He is also taking phone calls from President Donald Trump.
What an incredible honor. Just got off the ph. With @realDonaldTrump . He said good luck and said I was the second best Donald J in America but I have better Hair!!— You Dont Know Jack (@RealJackSwagger) May 9, 2019
@oakgrovetechnologies @butcherboxsports @engageind @drivemma @rubyse @joshraff_ @RobsBoxing @catalinahager pic.twitter.com/FEIzV91KxY
If you are looking for some Swaggie swag, Hager has t-shirts for sale at Pro Wrestling Tees.
Get in the mood for tonight’s fight by enjoying Robin Black’s one minute breakdown of Hager’s MMA debut.
One Minute #BREAKDOWN: @RealJackSwagger can FIGHT!— Robin Black (@robinblackmma) May 7, 2019
Former #WWE HW has some true #MMA potential.
Fights in #Chicago Saturday night - @BellatorMMA on @DAZN_USA.
Enjoy The Hostilities My Friends.@BrockLesnar @ScottCoker @rich_chou @joerogan @ChaelSonnen @BrendanSchaub @WWE pic.twitter.com/3YODSkdZDj
What are your predictions for Jake Hager vs T.J. Jones? What are the odds Jones pulls off the upset?