Alexander Shabily #1 Russian Lightweight prospect at 27 years old. 19-3 record. Shabily is one of the best Lightweights in the world, All-Around world class fighter. Happy for Scott Coker and Bellator to sign Shabily, Adding talent to the Bellator Lightweight Division.
Shabily trains at American Top Team, Training partner with PFL Lightweight Champion Natan Schulte, Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal. Managed by Ali Abdelaziz. Overall a great team around him.
Shabily last loss was in 2016, Ever since that loss been on a tear winning fights for Russian promotions ProFC, Fight Nights Global and ACA.
Bold statement to make but I compare Shabily to his teammate Dustin Poirier. In way there similar with there stand up fighting style, Counter striking. Looking for holes.
Bellator signed a world class fighter, Future Bellator Lightweight Champion.
Next generation of fighters to prosper from American Top Team.
Interested to see Shabily fights, Sidney Outlaw, Adam Piccolotti, Nate Andrews. These fights come to mind, Bellator debut on the prelims. Bellator commentators hyping up Shabily as one of the best Bellator signings.