Cody Law (2-0) makes his third walk to the Bellator cage this Friday at Bellator 256. He is another credentialed college wrestler that transitioned to mixed martial arts after he graduated. At the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, he was an NCAA Division II champion and two-time DII All-American.
But don’t let the term college wrestler deter you from watching him because he looks to finish his opponents every time out. When asked how he feels about possibly having that college wrestling stigma as a ‘lay and pray’ type of fighter, he blew it off.
“I’ve never heard that said about me myself, thankfully,” Law said in an interview with Cageside Press. “But to be honest with you, I don’t really care because time will tell. Eventually, there will be a point where I stand with guys and constantly knock them out.”
“I really hope people think that all I have is wrestling, and they bank on that and try and stop my wrestling so that I can show all of the other skills that I possess – against both stances, against all styles. I welcome it.”
At Bellator 256, Law faces a fellow young prospect Nathan Ghareeb who also holds a 2-0 record.
“I don’t too much about him, but my coaches have studied him. He’s a southpaw that keeps his hands low. I’ve never been too caught up on who I fight; I train and keep improving and come fight night, I will do in there and take care of business, and get back to improving,” Law said.
Law has finished his first two opponents and plans to keep that way.
“All I want is finishes; I don’t want decisions. I’m starting to fall in love with taking guys down and making them quit. I love it. Feeling the guys break underneath me is what I strive to do,” Law told us. “That’s what I want to do in my fights, break my opponents but make sure I get the finish every time because I don’t want decisions ever.”
Cody Law faces Nathan Ghareeb at Bellator 256 this Friday, April 9, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Check out more from Cody Law below in his Bellator 256 virtual media day appearance.