GLADIATOR’S SPIRIT—Ryan Lilley, 29, of Westlake is an MMA fighter with a 10-4 record. He won his Bellator debut on Jan. 26 at The Forum. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Ryan “The Lion” Lilley stepped barefoot onto the blood-red carpet and walked toward the cage in the center of the arena.
He marched in like a Spartan, inching toward destiny as 7kingZ’s “My World Now” blared from the loudspeakers of The Forum in Inglewood.
“They found winning a part of my anatomy
Part fighter, survivor...