Written By: AJ Hoffman
Adam Schindler (9-2), who recently moved from Houston to Austin, is getting a second chance. After losing in the first round of the Bellator Featherweight tournament to Ronnie Mann, Schindler saw his next opportunity slip away when he was cut in training. Now healed, he has an opportunity to compete for the organization on short notice. Short notice as in next weekend.
His opponent will be Jeremy Spoon (11-0), an unbeaten prospect out of Oklahoma with one Bellator win already on his resume. I had a second to talk to Adam right after he got the news.
“It sucks that it is on short notice, but I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity,” Schindler said. “I have been here (Austin) for three weeks, and I haven’t missed a single training session. Twice a day, every day. I am in great shape and ready to go.”
The opportunity to take on someone with an 11-0 record for a major organization is exciting enough, but Schindler has wanted this matchup for quite a while. “I have seen him fight. I know a little about him. He is pretty good. I had been trying to get Legacy to match me up with him for a while but for whatever reason we could never quite line it up. I’m just glad it’s happening now.”
Bellator 56 is set for October 29th in Kansas City, Missouri and will air on MTV 2. The card features a welterweight title fight between Ben Askren and Jay Hieron in the main event. The semifinals of the heavyweight tournament are also scheduled for that night.