Massachusetts based welterweight, Trevor "The Scarecrow" Gudde (2-1, 1-0 BMMA), is looking to keep the train rolling Friday night at Mohegan Sun as he steps in to take on undefeated Roman Faraldo on the undercard of the Bellator 255 event in Connecticut. The Citadel MMA product has been riding high off of one of the biggest underdog victories in MMA in 2020 when he beat Khonry Gracie as a +400 dog. In that match, Gudde's length, cardio, and aggressiveness forced the ref to step in and stop the fight at 3:28 of the 3rd round.
With the big-stage gitters behind him, Gudde now has his eyes set on impressing the Bellator brace once again, and earnings himself a multi-fight deal with the major league promotion. This task won't come easy though, as he's set to take on Floridian Roma Faraldo, who is a training partner of Jorge Masvidal at American Top Team. Faraldo is coming off a TKO stoppage of fellow New Englander, Pat Casey, back at Bellator 252, and he's had an impressive start to his young career, notching 4 wins and no defeats.
Gudde had a stellar amateur career, going 6-0 under the Cage Titans banner here locally, and also moved to the pro ranks while still holding the Cage Titans amateur welterweight belt. Gudde's pro debut didn't go as planned, as he tasted defeat for the first time in his MMA career by losing to Vermont based fighter, Johnny Adams, by inverted tri-angle cat Cage Titans 43 in April of 2019. He bounced back nicely with a submission win over Montoyia Swilling in his next fight, and then shocked the MMA world when he took out Khonry, of the famed Gracie lineage, as a 4/1 underdog on the betting lines.
"The Scarecrow" will be in familiar territory come Friday night when he climes in the cage against Faraldo, as he currently sits as a +240 underdog to the ATT product. Don't expect this to phase him though. Gudde is always in solid shape, and is a game opponent for anyone at 170. He recently commented on The Room podcast that he has been working heavily on his wrestling during this camp, and this only feeds his confidence to keep the fight where he wants. He's a brown belt in jiu-jitsu, and will have the grappling advantage, but don't sleep on his striking either. His length should pose a huge problem for Faraldo, as he holds an 11" height advantage.
Tune in to Bellator.com to watch Trevor Gudde take on Roman Faraldo Friday night. You can check out Trevor's interview in The Room from Wednesday night below.