Henry Corrales looks to welcome Brandon Girtz to the featherweight division on Oct. 29 and will do so with a new Bellator contract.
“Bellator’s been really good to me man.” Corrales told The Scrap. “I’ve done everything in my power to do just a company man and just show up whoever whenever, whatever date it is, let’s f—–ing get it. A couple of weeks ago and give me a new four-fight deal so this will be the first fight on that new deal. I’m just super appreciative and grateful and you know, I’m gonna show that gratitude on Oct. 29.”
Corrales (17-5) is coming off back-to-back losses against Darrion Caldwell and Juan Archuleta. The 34-year-old hasn’t won a fight since knocking out Aaron Pico in the first round at Bellator 214 in January 2019.
Girtz (16-9) has alternated between wins and losses in his last five fights, including a unanimous decision setback against Myles Jury at Bellator 239 in February. The 35-year-old has just two win his last seven fights.
The Fight Ready product wasn’t happy about the style matchups in his last two fights but couldn’t hold back his excitement in fighting Girtz.
“Yeah, I’ve been watching a couple of his fights and I’m salivating,” Corrales said. “Especially with … my last opponent (and the style matchup). Yeah, I was like let’s bring that same energy, let’s get it.”
Bellator 250 takes place on October 29th at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Former middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi battles welterweight champion Douglas Lima in the main event for the vacant 185-pound title.