Chris Pratt corners Adel Altamimi in Bellator debut

Bellator featherweight Adel Altamimi had a famous friend walk him to the cage for his promotional debut.

Actor Chris Pratt served as one of Altamimi's cornermen for his fight against Brandon

McMahan at Saturday's Bellator 214 event in Inglewood, Calif. Altamimi defeated McMahan via first-round armbar submission.

Chris Pratt (@prattprattpratt) walking out Adel Altamimi ahead of his Bellator debut #Bellator214@BellatorMMApic.twitter.com/14e9b6enjY

— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) January 27, 2019

An elated Adel Altamimi celebrates, as does friend and corner man Chris Pratt. #Bellator214pic.twitter.com/mlsCUBoHNP

— Brian Martin (@TheBMartin) January 27, 2019

Altamimi, a former convoy driver contracted by the U.S. Marines in Iraq, formed a friendship with Pratt after meeting him at Jay Glazer's Unbreakable Performance Center in Los Angeles.

"I told him, if we had 80 percent of people like you, Chris, there's no war," Altamimi told Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting. "Nobody gonna kill anyone. There's not gonna be any war. So humble. This guy, his forgiveness. It's just - man! And he saw the same thing in me. You know those guys, they don't trust, they don't believe in anyone easy. I'm a person that's not even from here. I can hardly speak his language. But this guy sees something different in me and I see something different in him, too."


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