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Osage MMA fighter signs contract to fight in Bellator MMA

Osage MMA fighter Chance Rencountre is taking the next step in his career.

He recently signed on to fight in the Bellator MMA, one of the top MMA organizations in the world. Rencountre will fight again on Mar. 4 at the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The fight will be broadcast on Spike TV.

According to the fight schedule, Rencountre's opponent will be Justin Patterson of Arlington, Texas.

“I feel like I've taken one more giant leap in my MMA career & I wanna give a big thanks to everyone that helped get me here!!” he posted on his Facebook page on Jan. 22. “Stay tuned for updates from my camp & I can't wait to see everyone fight night! TCOB!!”

Rencountre left Jan. 20 to train in California and he said he would be out there until the week of the fight.

“This is what I’ve been waiting on, a phone call for this promotion,” he said.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for the event which will be held in the Global Events Center at the casino. Ticket information is available online at: www.winstarworldcasino.com/events/global-events-center/