Malvern native to fight in televised event

Alexis Meeks
Sports Editor

Solo Hatley Jr., a Malvern native and rising MMA star, is coming off a Bellator debut win against Bellator veteran and world Muay Tai champion Gaston Balonos in a split decision.
Hatley Jr. (8-2), also known as the ”The I.R.S. Man”, is now preparing for his next Bellator MMA cage match against world champion wrestler Aaron Pico (5-3) Friday. The event will take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville Connecticut and will be televised on Paramount Network. The event starts a 9 p.m.