Undefeated Heavyweight Steve Mowry Inks New Multi-Fight Deal with Bellator MMA

Steve Mowry, Bellator MMA
Steve Mowry, Bellator 257 Credit: Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA

Undefeated Sanford MMA heavyweight “Tall” Steve Mowry will remain with Bellator MMA for the foreseeable future.

On Wednesday, promotion officials announced that Mowry (10-0) had signed an exclusive multi-fight, multi-year deal with the promotion. The 29-year old is currently ranked #5 in Bellator’s heavyweight division, and boasts an impressive 100% finish rate.

Mowry started his career with regional promotion Titan FC, going 4-0 under their banner before joining Bellator MMA in 2018. His six fight win streak has seen him leave the first round on just one occasion, when it took until the second frame to submit Gokhan Saricam at Bellator 231 in 2019.

Most recently, Mowry stopped PFL veteran Rakim Cleveland at Bellator 271 back in November. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mowry does not currently have a fight booked. However, only Cheick Kongo, Fedor Emelianenko, Linton Vassell, and former interim champ Valentin Moldavsky sit ahead of him in the division, with Ryan Bader still holding heavyweight gold.

Bader recently defeated Kongo at Bellator Paris to retain his title. Emelianenko is widely expected to retire after his next fight, while Vassell may be the front runner as the next title challenger. With a couple more wins, however, Mowry could be knocking on the door of his own shot at gold.