Bellator headlining fighters cooking up there intensity last few weeks on Weighing In Podcast, Ariel Helwani show, Morning Kombat and on social media. Awaitment is finally over as on Friday night they’ll finally thrown down in highly anticipated Bantamweight clash.
Raufeon Stots Interim Bellator Bantamweight Champion, More complete All-Around fighter, Main training partner of Sergio Pettis is facing the Italian trash talker Danny Sabatello the wrestling heavy fighter coming out of American Top Team.
Stakes are high, Bantamweight title can change hands Friday night. Winner moves on to the finals of the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix.
Stots wants to shut up the Purdue wrestler, Prove everyone Sabatello is only a wrestler. Preventing takedowns, Beating him on the feet. Being the better fighter for five rounds.
I’m a good martial artist. Beside the s***-talking, I’m way better as an athlete with my skill set than he is. That’s why I’m not worried.” Raufeon Stots
“Glaring problem he has is non existent striking… If we have a standup battle man Danny Sabatello is not going to be close I’m gonna demolish this kid on the feet. ” Raufeon Stots interview answers with Morning Kombat
Background in Division 2 wrestling, All-American wrestler at Nebraska-Kearney can challenge Sabatello gritty wrestling and keep the fight standing. Stots can win this fight because of experience defeating fighters Juan Archuleta, Magomedov and Josh Hill. Three impressive standout wins on any fighters record. Stots on great run right now really in his prime can continue his winning streak.
Stots trained at Roufusport but because of the potential fight with Sergio Pettis decided to cross train in Houston with being coached by Yves Edwards. Sparring with Matt Schnell, Adrian Yanez at Heritage Muay Thai. Training with different great fighters will only improve Stots in his upcoming intense fight with Danny Sabatello.
Big Ten wrestler out of Purdue, NCAA Qualifier at 133 and 141 pounds can dominate this fight beginning to end because of his wrestling pedigree. Addition to training at South Florida powerhouse American Top Team with world class killers and with Mike Brown can become the next champion out of there.
Well aware Sabatello is a great wrestler for a MMA fighter but can’t be one dimensional today and become champion. Curious to see how his striking improved and overall MMA game. First round is VERY important to see striking improvement if that’s the case be a great twenty five minute fight.
“I’m glad it’s five rounds of maybe pure anarchy. But, I do think I can finish him before that fifth round… I’m going to expose him,” Sabatello continued. “I’m not just going to beat him. It won’t be a win in my book if I just beat him, it will be a win in my book if I slice him open and give him stitches and scars and just dominate him.” Danny Sabatello
Training with Jorge Masvidal, Renato Moicano, Mosvar Evloev and striking coach is world class kickboxer Artem Levin. Great team around him Sabatello can be Bantamweight version of Colby Covington. Enhance his fighting style similar to Colby with the striking, Constant pressure he’ll become a powerhouse.
Taking advantage of his cardio can break Stots into the later rounds as Stots fatigues in the later rounds. Bringing him to deep waters.
“All your skill sets go out the window it’s an absolute nightmare when you’re tired in that first round, I don’t see him very good because he does get tired and his biggest weakness, I would say he doesn’t specialize in anything.” Danny Sabatello interview with Morning Kombat
” I can keep my gas tank and just push the pace for five rounds, Fight smart, Damage his face. Go from striking to grappling his submission attempts to slicing open his his face with my elbow just make a full mixed martial arts fight. ” Danny Sabatello interview with Morning Kombat
No question is Danny Sabatello’s toughest fight but ready to show the world he’s one of the best Bantamweights in the world. Defeating interim Bantamweight Champion, Moving on to the Grand Prix finals and potential millionaire facing either Magomedov or Mix.
Bellator 289 headliner is receiving attention because of the trash talk back and forth. Everyone excited for this fight but the fight better live up to the hype. Stots and Sabatello must deliver Friday night, Fight to the best of their abilities creating one of the best fights of the year.. Bellator 289 can be one of those cards that takes the promotion to the next level.