Kyle Shiely

Kyle Shiely has spent the last 10 years studying the sport and business of Mixed Martial Arts. As editor of the No Holds Barred e-newsletter, he's one of the early MMA journalists. He is a licensed MMA judge for the state of Minnesota. Read more about Kyle Shiely

Cole Konrad returns to cage tonight

Posted by: Kyle Shiely Updated: September 16, 2010 - 2:52 PM

Former Gopher wrestling star Cole “The Polar Bear” Konrad returns to the Bellator steel tonight when he takes on Polish star Damian Grabowski.

It is a battle of the unbeaten heavyweights, as Konrad puts his 5-0 record on the line against the Grabowski’s unblemished 13-0 record.

Konrad is best known for being a two-time NCAA champion wrestler while at the U. Konrad made his MMA debut earlier this year in North Dakota and is 3-0 in Bellator.

The fight is a semi-final match up in Bellator’s summer heavyweight tournament. The winner will face either Alexey Oleinik or Neil Grove, depending on who wins their undercard fight tonight.

Bellator airs live on FSN around the US, and locally the show will air after the Twins game on FSN North. Konrad-Grabowski is scheduled to be the main event on the show.

This event is the first show ever regulated by Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing , which started regulating MMA on September 1. The event takes place at the Eagle’s Ballroom in Milwaukee.  

Get the results tonight on our Twitter feed by following @StribMMA

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