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Bellator re-signs undefeated heavyweight 'Tall' Steve Mowry to multi-year, multi-fight contract extension

Towering contender currently sits at No. 5 in Bellator's official heavyweight rankings.

LOS ANGELES — Bellator MMA is happy to announce the re-signing of undefeated heavyweight contender "Tall" Steve Mowry (10-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) to an exclusive, multi-fight contract.

Mowry, 29, has rocketed up the Bellator heavyweight rankings to his current placement of No. 5-ranked contender on the strength of his remarkable undefeated run, which includes a blistering 100 percent finishing rate.

The Pennsylvania native, who trains out of Sanford MMA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has wowed fight fans with his exciting fighting style and penchant for highlight-reel stoppages. Since signing with Bellator in 2018, he has added another four submissions and two knockouts to his already impressive professional record.

Mowry has dominated his opponents throughout his career, particularly on the canvas. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Gilbert Burns, the 6-foot-8 standout has notched six submissions to date with most coming by way of kimura and keylock variants; his other two submissions have come by triangle choke and arm-triangle choke, respectively.

He has gone to the second round just once inside the Bellator cage, and only thrice in his professional career.

2021 was an especially successful year for the towering heavyweight, whose first-round knee TKO of Shaun Asher and patented first-round kimura submission over Rakim Cleveland vaulted him into the top 5 of the Bellator heavyweight division and directly into the title conversation.

At just 29 years old and armed with an impeccable resume to date, Mowry has cemented his status as one of the brightest stars currently competing under the Bellator MMA banner. He will continue to remain one of the heavyweight division's most promising contenders under this newly-signed deal.