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Mads Burnell admits he’s been ‘hot for Bellator’ for a couple of years, excited for debut

Former UFC featherweight and Cage Warriors featherweight champion Mads Burnell has another shot on the global stage as a Bellator athlete, and the Danish 145-pounder said he’s ready to make an impact on his promotional debut.

Burnell (13-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will take on Bosnian newcomer Darko Banovic (15-7 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in the opening bout of the night at Bellator 248, and the 26-year-old said he’s excited to start the latest chapter in his fighting career.

Check out the full virtual media day session with Burnell via the video above.

Bellator 248 takes place Saturday at Accor Arena in Paris, France. The four-bout card precedes Bellator Europe 10 and airs live on CBS Sports Network and streams on DAZN.

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