Binns Management client and former UFC veteran Tamdan “The Barn Cat” McCrory has been basically retired from MMA for the last couple of years. He has been running a gym in New York, and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments since his last UFC bout back in August of 2009. McCrory is finally returning after a 5 year long hiatus, when he returns to fight Brennan Ward in a Middleweight bout at Bellator MMA 123 on September 5th, 2014.
Binns Management client Tamdan McCrory is a former UFC Welterweight, and holds a MMA record of 11-3. He holds notable victories over well known fighters including TUF 4 contestant Pete Spratt, TUF 2 runner-up Luke Cummo, and lost a close Split Decision to UFC Welterweight John “Doomsday” Howard in Philadelphia at UFC 101. McCrory is making his Bellator MMA debut against Bellator MMA Season 9 Middleweight Tournament winner Brennan Ward.
Brennan Ward is a CES MMA and Bellator MMA veteran and holds a MMA record of 9-2. Brennan Ward most recently faced the Bellator MMA Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko. Ward did well in the first round, but seemed to be gassed by the second round and Shlemenko took advantage of that retaining his title one minute and 22 seconds into the round. Ward has 8 finishes out of his 9 victories, and is a top contender in the Bellator MMA Middleweight division. A victory over Ward would show Tamdan McCrory has not lost a step since his last fight back in 2009.
Binns Management CEO Jimmy Binns Jr. was one of the first to announce McCrory’s MMA return on Facebook on Tuesday, July 22nd: “Binns Management is pumped to announce Tamdan McCrory will be back in action September 5, 2014 against [Brennan] Ward!!! Let's go "Barn Cat"!!!!”
The main event of the stacked card is tilt for the Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship as newly crowned 2-time Featherweight Champion Pat “Paddy Mike” Curran takes on Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for the 2nd time in their MMA careers (with the first fight going to Curran via razor thin Split Decision). Also fighting on this stacked Bellator MMA 123 card from the Binns Management family is Light Heavyweight prospect “Crazy” Mike Mucitelli as he faces off against Mark Griffin.
Bellator MMA 123 takes place on September 5th, 2014 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For more information on Bellator MMA 123 or all Bellator MMA events check out the Bellator MMA website.