Bellator Fighters to Watch in 2022

Bellator started a new era with a broadcasting partnership with Showtime. Changing of the guard with AJ McKee has the new Bellator Featherweight Champion, Yaroslav Amosov is easily one of the best Welterweights in the world. Vadim Nemkov #1 Light Heavyweight in the world.

Aaron Pico was my fighter to watch in 2021 and now he’s on his way to a Featherweight Title Shot.

Bellator continues to improve there roster by signing big time free agents and high level prospects from all over the world. Bellator prospects looking to make a name for themselves in 2022, Ranked in the Top Ten in 2022 such as…..

Usman Nurmagomedov

Cousin of Khabib is already one of the best Bellator Lightweights. Extremely talented kickboxer, Beautiful striking to watch that’s on another level right now.

Great team around Usman training at American Kickboxing Academy and at the Nurmagomedov Academy.

Undefeated record at 14-0, Skies the limit for Usman in 2022 picture him being the Bellator Lightweight Champion.

On his journey to the top time to face tougher competition, Top Ten Lightweights to prove to everyone he’s destined for greatness.

Cody Law

Next Big Time American Top Team Prospect is undefeated with Bellator right now. Definitely one of the most underrated Bellator signings in recent years as he could’ve made his way up the regional scene fighting for LFA or CFFC but Bellator signed him right away.

Coming from a collegiate wrestling background, Began wrestling at Penn State than transferred to Division 2 Pittsburgh Johnstown. Senior year won a national championship and became a two-time All American wrestler.

“I would like to be in the rankings next year, though.”

Getting comfortable inside the MMA cage, Improving his striking to where it’s not a weakness.

Watch and see in 2022 for Cody Law to breakout and become a straight killer in the 145 division. Love to see Law have matchups against Henry Corrales, Fabacary Diatta which would be a great showcase for Bellator Featherweight prospects.

Khasan Askhabov

Never fought for Bellator but signed on September 9th and I’m anticipating his Bellator debut in 2022.

WWFC Featherweight Champion, Chechen Lightweight Prospect who trains at American Top Team and Tiger Muay Thai.

Impressive 23-2 record defeating high level fighters like Mikhail Odintsov. Appreciate his pressure finishing fighting style.

Alexander Shabily

Russian version of Dustin Poirier. Shabily before signing with Bellator was one of the best Russian prospects.

Lightweight division has some talented fighters with Usman Nurmagomedov, Soren Bak are part of the Lightweight future but Shabily is top of the list as well.

He’s very good all around, Training down in South Florida with Jorge Masvidal. American Top Team creates World Champions and Shabily has the potential to be a Bellator Lightweight Champion.

Jornel Lugo

Gradually keeps getting better and better with every fight is an absolutes stud, Reminds me of a Bantamweight version of Neil Magny.

#10th ranked Bellator Bantamweight is really coming into his own. Defeating a tough fighter in Keith Lee in his best performance.

Bellator Bantamweight division is stacked but Lugo is one of the rising fighters to watch in 2022.

26 years old is the beginning of your prime, 7-0 record right now. Love to see Lugo have matchups against Jared Scoggins, James Gallagher, Mattheus Mattos.

Khasan Magomedsharipov

Younger brother of Zabit Magomedsharipov. Identical fighting styles of Taekwondo. Always say the younger brother is always the best and definitely can be the case for Khasan.

Putting on a show at Bellator 263 Los Angele. Fighting on the prelims.

Khasan is only 21 years old and love to watch this kid fight in every Bellator event in 2022.

Jaylon Bates

Scott Coker loves signing Amateur MMA champions and building there names with the Bellator promotional system.

AJ McKee, Aaron Pico, Cody Law, Logan Storley and now Jaylon Bates.

Winning his fights by high level grappling as Bates was a former high school wrestler in Las Vegas. Competing in Las Vegas wrestling tournaments.

Aspires to be a a Bellator Bantamweight Champion training at American Top Team Portland with Austin Vanderford and last fight trained at Team Bodyshop with AJ McKEE and Joey Davis

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