Valentin Moldavsky latest win at Bellator 244 defeated Roy Nelson in a stand up battle for three rounds. Even at 44 years old Roy Nelson still has the craziest chin.
Defeating a Heavyweight Veteran like Roy Nelson means a lot moving forward. Since he defeated Roy Nelson, What’s really next for Moldavsky?
In the post fight interview MMA reporter asked what’s next and his response basically wait and see what Scott Coker does but feels he’s close to a Bellator Heavyweight Title Shot.
No reason to match him up against Heavyweight prospects.
Couple fights I have in mind are against Cheick Kongo or Vitaly Minakov. Fighting the best of the best Heavyweights Bellator has to offer.
Kongo challenged Ryan Bader at Bellator 226 for the Bellator Heavyweight Title but no contest because of Accidental Eye Poke. Since we don’t know when Bader returns we can see Kongo vs Moldavsky fight for the #1 Contender.
The other option is Moldavsky vs Minakov in the Battle of Russian Heavyweights for the #1 Contender.
Both fights would be great to watch as MMA hardcore fans watch the rise of Valentin Moldavsky.