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By Alex Kuhn
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Former Worland native fighting in Bellator 214

J.W. Kiser set to fight former WWE star Jack Swagger on Jan. 26

 

January 22, 2019

COURTESY/ Jeff Vulgamore

J.W. Kiser celebrates after knocking out Michael Edwards in the first round during KC Fighting Alliance 31 on Dec. 1, 2018 in Kansas City, Mo.

It has been a long time coming for former Worland native J.W. Kiser, the 40-year-old mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter is days away from battling in the biggest fight of his career. Kiser is set to fight on the main card in the heavyweight feature for Bellator 214 against former WWE star Jack Hager aka Jack Swagger, at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood, California, this Saturday.

The narrative leading up to Kiser's fight at Bellator 214 feels like it could be a spinoff film from the Rocky franchise. You have the experienced fighter in Kiser, who ground his way up the ranks to earn this spot at Bel...



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