Brennan Ward Withdraws from Bellator 207, Informs Promotion of Plans to Retire

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 10, 2018


It appears that Brennan Ward will be calling it a career at 30 years old.

Ward withdrew from a proposed clash with Andre Fialho at Bellator 207 over the weekend and then informed the California-based promotion of his intention to retire. Sherdog.com confirmed the news with a promotion official following an initial report from MMAjunkie.com.

Ward last appeared at Bellator 182 on Aug. 25, 2017, when he suffered a third-round submission defeat to Fernando Gonzalez. The Waterford, Conn., native had lost three of his last four Bellator MMA appearances.

Ward leaves the sport with a 14-6 career mark. He went 9-6 with Bellator, posting notable wins over Curtis Millender and Saad Awad and serving as a staple on cards when the promotion held events in Connecticut. All but one of Ward’s 14 triumphs came by knockout, technical knockout or submission.

Bellator 207 takes place on Oct. 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and is headlined by a heavyweight grand prix semifinal clash between Matt Mitrione and Ryan Bader.

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