Bellator 272 Post Fight Matchmaking

Time to be in the shoes of Bellator matchmaker Mike Kogan. Continuing to improve the Bellator roster and make the best Bellator future cards possible.

Bellator 272 had some fighters I always anticipate there next fights because of there potential to become Bellator champions.

Sergio Pettis, Johnny Eblen, Alexander Shabily, Kai Kamaka and Kyle Crutchmer.

Sergio Pettis

Congratulations to Sergio Pettis defeating Kyoji Horiguhi, (Rizin Bantamweight Champion) Showing MMA fans he’s now one of the best Bantamweights in the world.

First time defending the Bellator Bantamweight Title. Plenty more to come in the future in this stacked Bellator Bantamweight division.

Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix starts in 2022 and yes Pettis is included in the Grand Prix. Potential fights against Magomed Magedomov, Teammate Raufeon Stots.

“I’m not here to pick anyone, man,” Pettis said. “I’m going to let them pick my opponent for me. I’m not the boss of that. They’ll tell me who I fight and I’ll never say no to a fight.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/12/4/22817121/sergio-pettis-says-crazy-kyoji-horiguchi-ko-is-just-motivation-to-work-harder-i-got-dominated

Johnny Eblen

Prospect out of American Top Team is becoming one of the best Bellator Middleweights.

Top Five Middleweight right now, Continuing to improve every fight.

Defeated former CFFC Middleweight Champion Colin Huckbody. Time to get bigger fights making a bigger name for himself by fighting on the Bellator main cards.

“I don’t know if he was actually hurt or if he’s scared to fight me, I really don’t give a sh*t. I just want to put on a great performance, to fight a good fighter like John Salter, and put him away.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/12/06/bellator-272-johnny-eblen-josh-salter/

Facing a potential fighter like John Salter help him get a Middleweight Title Shot for sure in 2022.

Salter fighting for Bellator since 2015, Recently challenged for the Bellator Middleweight Title against Gegard Mousasi.

Alexander Shabily

Alexander Shabily without a doubt will become a Lightweight Champion one day it’s only matter of when. Hyped when Shabily got signed because of how talented he is.

2022 time to start building up Shabily as a rising star, Future champion.

Tough challengeable matchups against regional champions from the United States such as LFA and CFFC. In addition to fighting Lightweight veterans they can use to build Shabily’s name.

Bellator vets like Adam Piccolotti.

Kai Kamaka III

Believe this will be one of the best Bellator signings. He’s only 26 years old training at Xtreme Couture with so much potential ahead of him.

Bellator 272 fight against John De Je Jesus was a decent performance. Stick and move first and second round mixed with tactical leg kicks. Avoiding any damage Taking control of the fight.

He won the fight by unanimous decision but definitely needs to throw more to get better fights, Move up the Featherweight rankings. Becoming a Bellator fan favorite. Show Scott Coker they made the right choice.

Next fight OPTIONS can be against Aiden Lee, Keoni Diggs. Fighters with maximum of 15 professional fights that are solid matchups.

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