MMA reporter Ariel Helwani tweeted the following on Friday, revealing that former WWE Superstar Jake “Jack Swagger” Hager will likely make his MMA debut in Bellator by the end of this year. Helwani tweeted,
Update on former WWE superstar Jake Hager aka Jack Swagger, who signed with Bellator late last year. He’s still training MMA (while also continuing to wrestle). His plan is to debut — on hopefully a tent pole event — before the end of the year. Likely 4th quarter.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 25, 2018