Timofey Nastyukhin shocked the MMA world when knocking out Eddie Alvarez but.. He would get injured and unable to move on to the semi-finals of the One Championship Lightweight Grand Prix.
“Honestly I feel 100%. I am very healthy (and) I was expecting to fight in March or April before the pandemic happened but it’s fine, I am happy training,” Nastyukhin said.“I want to be back in there. I want to fight again. I know this will be my year. That’s why I am working really hard,” he said.
Thanks to the wonderful coronavirus Timofey goal to return in March or April won’t happen but hopefully in May or June he can return and put on a show for the fans.
Next fight should be against Shinya Aoki who faced Eddie Alvarez back in Bellator and Dream.
Fighting Aoki be fun fight to watch, Legend vs the Rising Star. Aoki vs Nastyukhin be a main card fight in June. Contender fight, Be on top of the One Championship Lightweight rankings.
“It is up to matchmakers of the league,” he said of his next fight. “I can fight anyone who gets me closer to the title, any of the top athletes in ONE Championship. I think I can get title shot with 1 or 2 wins, depending on my performances.” https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/exclusive-interviews/timofey-nastyukhin-is-100-ready-to-fight-and-build-on-momentum-of-alvarez-ko/
Win over Aoki may grant him a title shot against Christian Lee.