Raufeon Stots LFA fighter and Victory FC Bantamweight Champion signed a long term deal with Bellator instead of the UFC. Stots was one of the top prospects in the United States before signing with Bellator.
“I’m ready. Fought vets of other top organizations. I’ve fought champions and I feel like I’m really well prepared.”https://cagesidepress.com/2019/12/18/raufeon-stots-id-dominate-anybody-division/
“I’m happy with Bellator and I’m hoping to fight up the ranks and work toward a Bellator title. As far as the UFC, they are the last thing on my mind. I feel like my task at hand right now is to, like, win this fight and build the ranks where I’m at.”https://fansided.com/2019/12/17/raufeon-stots-resentment-ufc-bellator-debut/
Since Stots believes he can fight the best Bantamweights in the world he can challenge the top Bellator Bantamweights.
Don’t expect Stots to have any tune up fights.
Frans Mlambo, Shawn Bunch, Ricky Bandejas. in his second fight with Bellator when the coronavirus is over and Bellator returns to action.
One or two more fights in 2020 will be perfect for Stots First round knockout win that trends on MMA social media or showing his Division two All- American wrestling. Dominating Mlambo or Bandejas.
Win over Bandejas be tremendous for his career, Moving up the Bellator Bantamweight rankings.
Stots fighting KOTC former Bantamweight Champion Patchy Mix be one of the best Bantamweight fights. Fight showing whose the better rising Bellator Bantamweight. MMA fans and myself would love to watch that fight.
“This is my coming out party,” Stots said. “I put a lot into this camp. I’m looking to be exciting and be a finisher in the Bellator ranks. I don’t feel there’s any fight in the Bellator ranks that scares me. I feel like there’s a lot of tough people and I can beat them all. It’s just time for me to cement my legacy and start chasing gold.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/12/raufeon-stots-almost-walked-away-from-mma-before-bellator-contract
Chasing the gold is a reality for a Raufeon Stots by 2021 he can contend and challenge for the Bellator Bantamweight Title by facing James Gallagher for the title.