Ryan Bader Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion, Phil Davis, Melvin Manhoef are all “Older” Light Heavyweights in their 30’s and probably will retire soon. You’d believe that division is done for but Scott Coker signed a group of Light Heavyweight Prospects that all have potential to be Bellator Light Heavyweight Champions. Who are they?
Anglickas 28 Years Old was the former Legacy Fighting Alliance Light Heavyweight Champion by defeating Clayton York. Attracted Dana White enough to offer him a fight on the Dana White Contender Series. Beat Karl Reed in the 3rd round but didn’t get signed.
However Scott Coker stole him from UFC and in Julius Anglickas Bellator debut defeated Jordan Young!!
Vadim Nemkov part of the Russian wave of talent. Nemkov at 27 years old has defeated Philipe Lins(PFL Heavyweight Champion)Liam McGeary, Phil Davis and Rafael Carvalho. Nemkov challenging Ryan Bader for the Light Heavyweight Title, Fight I’m definitely looking forward when the virus is over and done with.
Nemkov is a future Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion.
Alex Polizzi in his second fight with LFA defeated Jamal Pogues for the LFA Light Heavyweight Title. Polizzi would get signed by Bellator after a impressive win against a top Light Heavyweight Prospect. 5-0 record at 28 years old, Best decision was signing with Bellator.
Scott Coker will build up Polizzi in 2020.
Arunas has a 15-4 record(8 Fight Win Streak) Bellator win over James Mulheron. Next fight was against SBG Ireland Light Heavyweight Prospect Karl Moore.
Swedish Light Heavyweight Prospect, Former Rizin Light Heavyweight lost to Jiri Prochazka, Valentin Moldavsky earlier in his career. In Karl’s Bellator debut had to fight Phil Davis. Bad choice for Karl but it was a learning experience.
Time is on Karl’s side at 26 years old, Change gyms and go to SBG Ireland, American Kickboxing Academy or Tristar Gym. Train with the best of the best and he’ll impressively improve!!
OVERALL Scott Coker did a great job in my opinion for signing Light Heavyweight prospects from around the world!!