Bill "The Grill" Cooper, top BJJ competitor and 30-Time Grapplers Quest Champion has signed to Strikeforce for 4-Fight deal in his next big step in his undefeated MMA career.
Cooper was undefeated (7-0) as an amateur where he captured the CAMO State Amateur Welterweight Title and undefeated as a Pro where he captured the Lightweight title from Gladiator Challenge.
His second pro fight and debut for Strikeforce is July 22nd in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino against Rumble on the Rock veteran, Maka Watson.
When asked what signing with Strikeforce meant to Cooper, he said, "This is the biggest opportunity of my life. When I defeated Joe Daddy Stevenson at Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo Las Vegas 2009, I knew it turned some heads. I’m fighting for the grappling community, I want to represent my fans, I’m fighting for my people, my family, my training partners, my instructor and my students. I will make you proud, " an excited Cooper commented.
Cooper, age 24, is a Brazilian JiuJitsu blackbelt from Paragon JiuJitsu in California. He will compete in Strikeforce’s lightweight division.