Schoolzonehats' own Brennan "The Irish Bad Boy" Ward is headed to the Bellator MMA Middleweight Championship!
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"..I'll box with him, I'll do whatever he wants to do. And when I want to, I'll throw him on his head."
--Brennan Ward, about his matchup against Parlo
On November 8th, Brennan was pitted against a great kick boxer and game-planning fighter Mikkel Parlo for the Bellator Season 9 Middleweight Tournament win. In the first round, Brennan and Mikkel both came out swinging and Mikkel was able to temporarily fend off Brennan's excellent takedown game. In the second round, The Irish Bad Boy came out full throttle as he always does and knocked Parlo down with a strong left hand, took him down, then stood the fight back up and released a flurry of devastating body shots which hurt Mikkel badly, opening him up to get finished against the cage by a series of right hand bombs from the Irish Bad Boy.

This tournament has been a huge breakthrough for Brennan "The Irish Bad Boy" Ward. Put in the tournament as a late replacement against Justin Torrey, Brennan has beaten each opponent in the bracket with a second round stoppage. In each of these fights, Brennan has been the betting underdog but the Bellator fans have thought otherwise. Just before the Nov. 8th fight, 75% of Bellator fans using the Bellator mobile app had picked Brennan to win.

We are extremely proud to have been sponsoring Brennan for his last 5 fights and we love seeing our snapbacks on such an exciting and successful athlete. Brennan and his team have worn our entire catalog to the ring at this point and we're planning something special for the championship and have the perfect product on the way: UGOT SCHOOLED snapback. The Irish Bad Boy will next fight the winner of Schlemenko vs. Marshall from their Bellator 108 matchup on Nov 15th for the chance to be the Bellator MMA Middleweight Champion!

Written by Justin Holmander — November 09, 2013

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