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.
Bellator rapidly growing on a yearly basis signing free agents from Gegard Mousasi, Ryan Bader, Rory MacDonald and prospects like Aaron Pico, AJ McKee, Yaroslav Amosov and many other prospects.
Bellator roster top to bottom is second best in the world. Filled with future Champions, future stars that will take Bellator to the next level.
AJ Mckee 17-0 record at 25 years old, Next generation of MMA fighters and Bellator is lucky to have him. Mckee a finalist in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix and a millionaire if he defeats Patricio Pitbull or Emmanuel Sanchez. Life changing win for AJ Mckee if he wins the final. World class talent, All-Around fighter. One of the best Featherweights in the world.
AJ McKee’s Bellator contract is expiring but Scott Coker needs to do whatever he can to sign McKee to a long term fight deal. Bellator has a star on there hands, Amount of sponsors McKee can attract for Bellator. Pay-Per View headliner with Showtime/Bellator.
Labeled “Lebron James of MMA” Aaron Pico is the next version of George St Pierre. MMA fans, MMA journalist were doubting his talents but now on a three fight winning streak defeating talented fighters. First MMA fighter of his kind, Gold Medalist wrestler at 2013 cadet world championship. Golden Gloves winner. #1 Amateur Boxer in California.
Proof is in the pudding that this kid is a world class fighter, That Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant mentality when it comes to winning. Future Bellator Featherweight Champion. Reign the division if AJ Mckee decides to leave and sign with UFC.
Dope to see Aaron Pico do a podcast with Joe Rogan, Rogan picking Pico’s brain. Hearing the stories of Freddie Roach complimenting Pico’s boxing.
Since Khabib retired the most impressive MMA record to date is Yaroslav Amosov 25-0 record. Yaroslav in the prime of his career at 27 years old, Next five years are going to be fascinating to watch. Watching one of the best Welterweights fight for Bellator.
Douglas Lima vs Yaroslav Amosov Bellator Welterweight Title Fight I hope happens in 2021. Be one of the best Welterweight fights on paper. Amosov defeats Lima that will radically sky rocket his brand and name.
Yaroslav Amosov is one of my favorite fighters right now and 2021 will see his career rise to the next level. Defeating world class fighters like Lima, Larkin, Koreshkov in his MMA career.
Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix begins in April of 2021. My favorite to win is Vadim Nemkov. Current Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion after defeating Ryan Bader in a masterful performance. Nemkov winning the Grand Prix will make him one of the biggest stars for Bellator.
Argument as the #1 Light Heavyweight in the world and Bellator has him. Next version of Fedor Emelianenko.
Usman Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s cousin is spoked highly of from Javier Mendez as the next Bellator superstar. One of the best fighters to come out of American Kickboxing Academy. Usman Nurmagomedov has a complete different fighting style compared to his cousin.
Usman is more of a Muay Thai fighter but constant pressure.
“Expect Usman to be the Luke Rockhold of Dagestan because the guy has got it all.”
Bellator in a new era with signing with Showtime. Filling up Main Cards and prelims with GREAT fights. Mads Burnell vs Jeremy Kennedy two world class Bellator featherweights both with only one Bellator fight, Be a great fight to watch for the fans.
Mads Burnell former UFC fighter, Dominated Arnold Allen which says a lot about Burnell’s skills until getting submitted in the third round. After the loss to Arnold Allen is on a five fight winning streak. Winning the Cage Warriors Featherweight title.
“To be honest, I’ve been hot for Bellator for a couple of years. It was natural, and the opportunity was there. It was just natural. It was perfect,” said Burnell, who would later add that he believed Bellator to be “a super-cool promotion.”
World class grappler, 2014 No-Gi European Championship BJJ fights Jeremy Kennedy underrated Featherweight fought for UFC than signed with PFL. Impressive wins over Kyle Bochniak whose a savage, Steven Siler and Brazilian prospect Luis Rafael Laurentino.
Technical calculated fighter, Looks for the takedown as we see against Steven Siler. Picking the right shots. Bellator is lucky to have Jeremy Kennedy on there roster. He’s a world class fighter. Might be boring to watch but you can appreciate his skills.
“It’s a great time for me to come into Bellator. The winner of this [my fight] is going to already fought or be ahead of all these guys in the tournament. So I’m a new face, I’m a fresh face, someone that they haven’t seen and right away I can compete. Give me a top guy, beginning of next year, let the Grand Prix finish and we’ll see what goes on there after that.”
Both Jeremy Kennedy and Mads Burnell will be trouble for the rest of the Bellator Featherweight division. Experienced fighters, World class fighters in the prime of there careers. Looking to make a name for themselves in the second best MMA organization in the world.
Won’t give up on Ed Ruth just yet. Ed Ruth Penn State All-American Wrestler, One of the greatest College Wrestlers of All Time only has 11 Professional fights. 8-3 record, Two fight losing streak to Taylor Johnson which was a shocking loss.
Impressive loss against Yaroslav Amosov. Amosov is now one of the best Welterweights in the world.
Ed Ruth still has potential to be one of the best Bellator Middleweights and challenge for the title. Few Bellator fighters has the wrestling pedigree that Ed Ruth has. Wrestler mindset because of the grind of wrestling.
“My wrestling makes me feel way more comfortable, especially when I’m striking,” Ruth explained. “Just knowing that I got knocked down — OK, where’s that leg? I know I’m comfortable there. It’s almost like [Nate] Diaz. Diaz has his [Brazilian jiu-jitsu]. I’ve definitely wanted to work on my striking.
Seen the progression in Jason Jackson win, Loss to Amosov but had a tough loss to Tayler Johnson. Trains at American Kickboxing Academy one of the best MMA Gyms in the world. Grappling partner with Khabib. Learning from Javier Mendez, Daniel Cormier, Jon Fitch.
Hopefully with the mental improvement, Striking improvements will see a BETTER Ed Ruth. Ed Ruth next fight can be against Leon Edwards little brother Fabian Edwards. Coming off a loss to Costello Van Steenis.
Bellator returning in April, Moving to Showtime. Need some great fights to fill the Main Cards and prelims. Ed Ruth vs Fabian Edwards would be a great fight for both sides. Edwards defeating Ruth will help him rise through the Bellator Middleweight Rankings.
Ed Ruth wins against Edwards. Help Ruth in many ways. Bellator Middleweights will be on notice. Ruth 30 years old, Prime years ahead of him till 34 years old.
Looking forward to Ed Ruth 2021 Campaign and fighting Fabian Edwards which would be a GREAT fight to watch. Don’t give up on Ed Ruth can still grow and be one of the best Middleweights in the world.
Endless amount of underrated world class fighters all over the world. Champions who aren’t appreciated enough. Can make 10 parts of the most underrated MMA fighters in the world. By the way this is no specific order.
Vadim Nemkov, Fedor Emelianenko protege is the #1 Light Heavyweight in the world in my opinion. World class fighter. Since signing with Bellator defeated the best of the best with Phil Davis. Masterclass performance against Ryan Bader. Winning the Bellator Light Heavyweight title. Now competing in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. Nemkov 12-2 record.
Rafa Garcia, Mexican version of Eddie Alvarez. Pitbull personified. Former Combate Americas Lightweight Champion, Only former because he wants to test free agency sign with UFC or Bellator. 12-0 record at 26 years old. One of the best Lightweights out there.
Juan Archuleta signed with Bellator back in 2018, Becoming Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Training partner with TJ Dillashaw. Defending his title against Sergio Pettis. Win against Pettis will lead to Archuleta becoming one of the best Bantamweights in the world. Impressive 25-2 record. Looking forward to Juan Archuleta 2021 and 2022 season.
Sabina Mazo former LFA Women’s Flyweight Champion, Trains at KINGS MMA is a rising UFC Women’s Flyweight. Colombian Assassin and one day will be a UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Extremely talented striker. Trains with Cris Cyborg. Only 23 years old, Plenty years ahead of her 9-1. Moving up to the Bantamweight division. 2021 is an important year for Sabina Mazo.
ACA Featherweight Champion, Felipe Froes about to reign the Featherweight division for couple years. Froes is a world class Featherweight, Happy he found a home in Russia. Great fights against Marat Balaev, Showing that DAWG in him like the Diaz Brothers and Jorge Masvidal. Very underrated Featherweight.
Andre Harrison Former WSOF Featherweight Champion, Titan FC Featherweight Champion. One of the few fighters to defeat Lance Palmer is no longer fighting for the Professional Fighters League he’s a free agent. Many options for Andre Harrison and TAKE ADVANTAGE of the opportunity.
WSOF 35 Lance Palmer vs Andre Harrison Million views plus on YouTube. One of the most underrated MMA names to date.
One MMA promotion definitely will offer a high six figures, PPV Buys incentive contract and Andre Harrison will be more than happy to take it. Any promotion will be lucky to have him as well Andre Harrison top 40-top 50 Featherweight in the world.
Bellator & Harrison
#1 option for Andre Harrison is to sign with the second best MMA promotion in the world. Bellator is growing and growing, Featherweight division is stacked with Patricio Pitbull, AJ Mckee, Emmanuel Sanchez, Aaron Pico, Darrion Caldwell, Daniel Weichel and many more upcoming Featherweights.
Andre Harrison signing with Bellator would be one of the best Bellator signings. Long successful career with Bellator. Works both ways.
Saul Rogers Bellator underrrated Featherweight vs Andre Harrison is a fun fight to watch for a Bellator debut. Fighting Adam Borics as well. So many fight options for Andre Harrison if he signed with Bellator and they offer sweet deals. Addition to sponsorships.
Andre Harrison & One Championship
One Championship Featherweights division is for strikers, Grappling is there biggest weakness for most of them and if Andre Harrison wants to win Featherweight title for one of the best MMA organizations in the world I’d definitely sign with One Championship.
Andre Harrison striking has gotten better but with Harrison’s college wrestling background it would be easy pickens for him. Plus One Championship offered Eddie Alvarez multi-million dollar deal, Harrison would get a nice pay cheque.
Sick fights against Martin Nguyen, Thanh Le One Championship Featherweight Champion, Gary Tonon. Dominating that division for a while and making a lot more money than fighting for PFL.
KSW & Andre Harrison
KSW #1 European MMA promotion signing Andre Harrison would dramatically help KSW. KSW is underrated promotion as it become a feeder league for UFC with Mateusz Gamrot, Jan Blachowicz, Alexander Gustafsson signing there. Now it’s time for KSW to sign a big time free agent.
KSW Featherweight division has three killers, Salahdine Parnasse former KSW Featherweight Champion, Daniel Torres KSW Featherweight Champion, Max Coga who fought for PFL.
Me personally be a dream fight for Andre Harrison vs Salahdine Parnasse. Sign me up please!! Parnasse world class Featherweight who can beat most UFC Featherweights. Got hit with a lucky shot by Daniel Torres.
Brave CF & Andre Harrison
Middle East #1 promotion, Owned by Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the Bahrain Royal Family. Brave CF is a rapid growing MMA promotion with Khamzat Chimaev, Amir Albazi, Ottaman Azaitar and many others would be signing with BRAVE CF.
Andre Harrison signing with BRAVE CF would be life changing money, Fighting in front of sold out crowds. Earning millions of dollars.
Good fights against Lucas Martins, Akhmed Magomedov, Erick Da Silva. Brave CF continues to sign world class prospects around the world, Harrison if he wants competition will have many Featherweights to choose from.
Andre Harrison can be the face of Brave CF for the foreseeable future. Dream come true for Andre Harrison.
Magomed Magomedov former ACB Bantamweight Champion defeated Matteus Mattos in his Bellator debut at Bellator 254. Dominant grappling win as he was only at “60%.”
“I felt great, but I feel like I was basically about 60 percent,” Magomedov told MMA Junkie through an interpreter at the Bellator 254 post-fight news conference. “I basically just showed that I could wrestle, but what I didn’t show was how I mix it up in the standup and so forth.”
Curious to see what Magomedov is like at 100% against a world class fighter Brett Johns.
Yes Brett Johns fights for Bellator now since his UFC contract expired and like a SMART prizefighter tested free agency. Brett Johns 5-2 UFC record defeated Joe Soto, Tony Gravely, Five round losses to Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz.
What a welcoming debut for Brett Johns to fight Magomed Magomedov easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world.
Brett Johns defeats Magomed Magomedov in the Spring of 2021 that will move him up in the Bantamweight rankings and qualify in the Bantamweight grand prix if there was one in 2021.
Magomedov wins that shows he can defeat another UFC fighter as he’ll be on watch by Juan Archuleta as a future Bellator Bantamweight title challenger.
Bantamweight fight to schedule in 2021 I hope to see this dream fight become a reality. High level grappling, striking by two of the best Bantamweights in the world.
Aaron Pico rejuvenated since switching gyms to Jackson Wink MMA Academy. Three fight winning streak leading into 2021 wants to revenge his losses against Henry Corrales vs Adam Borics.
Adam Borics is highly touted trains out of Sanford MMA, Bounced back strong after the hard loss to Darrion Caldwell.
Henry Corrales is a solid fighter but Adam Borics is even better. Aaron Pico vs Adam Borics in April, May of 2021 would a GREAT fight for both fighters.
Aaron Pico REVENGES his loss to Adam Borics, Showing the continued haters and doubters that he can DEFEAT world class Featherweights.
“I would love to fight Adam Borics.” Aaron Pico interview with MyMMANews
” I wanna start making my revenge tour for sure, I’m not a good loser, I don’t like losing. I grabbed my nuts and fought those guys when I knew nothing I fought Henry Corrales when I only had what six fights I fought Adam Borics only had like seven fights these guys had way more experience.”
Adam Borics can continue his winning streak and ends.. Aaron Pico’s. On paper this a sick fight to watch, Storyline behind this fight would be entertaining to watch if Bellator markets and story tells correctly.
On the other hand Aaron Pico is a monster and finally now reaching his potential. Next George St Pierre and with a revenge win against Adam Borics is a win in the right direction.
Spring of 2021 Aaron Pico vs Adam Borics two of the best Bellator Featherweight prospects.
Bellator Bantamweight division number one or number two most talented division in Bellator. Leading with Juan Archuleta Bellator Bantamweight Champion, Sergio Pettis, Magomed Magomedov Former ACB Bantamweight Champion, James Gallagher, Patchy Mix and many more talented Bantamweights.
Since the division is STACKED top to bottom, Many dream fights to schedule in 2021 why not have a Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix?
Time to create one since the Heavyweight division and now the Featherweight division is almost done with there tournament.
Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix finals are next with AJ Mckee waiting for the Patricio Pitbull vs Emmanuel Sanchez fight. After the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Finals is over, Scott Coker should announce the next Grand Prix… Bantamweight Grand Prix.
Broadcast move to CBS Sports Network help the Bellator tremendously in the next five years, Most importantly help the fighters BRANDS. Many of the Bellator Bantamweights don’t have the recognition and all eyes on them with a Grand Prix. Headlines of surprising upsets and the stories behind the fighters.
To be honest with you it’s a no brainer from Bellator’s standpoint. MMA fans will be watching high level fights from Juan Archuleta fighting Magomed Magomedov, Brett Johns vs James Gallagher, Sergio Pettis vs Raufeon Stots. I can literally make a LONG list of matches because how stacked the division is.
Casual fans, Yes even them will truly appreciate the talent of the Bantamweight fighters. What they bring to the cage. High level fighting at it’s finest.
Depending on the Covid-19 situation invite Kyoji Horiguchi Rizin Bantamweight Bantamweight Champion, Kai Asakura Former Rizin Bantamweight Champion to the Grand Prix which would be SICK to watch. Makes the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix even more interesting… Seeing who the #1 Bellator Bantamweight is and one of the best Bantamweights in the world.
Bellator last couple years signing world class prospects from all over the world that are potential Bellator title contenders. Hats off to Bellator matchmakers signing and discovering some talented prospects. 2021 will be watching several prospects become rising stars.
Aaron Pico the next version of George St Pierre will rise to the top of the Bellator Featherweight division. Revenging his losses against Adam Borics & Henry Corrales. Showing the world he’s new & improved. Displaying dominant performances against his opponents. Mindset Pico has right now, Feel like he’ll be unstoppable. Proving the haters wrong as yes, Pico will one day be a Bellator Featherweight Champion. 2021 Aaron Pico will breakout.
Magomed Magomedov easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world before signing with Bellator. Memorable fights with Petr Yan, Defeating Yan once. Only person to defeat Yan. Bellator debut grapple dominant win against Matteus Mattos. Entering Bellator at 29 years old in the PRIME of his career. Magomed arguably competing in the #1 Bellator division. Interesting fights for him Josh Hill, Raufeon Stots, Patchy Mix. Truly excited for the 2021 season for Magomed Magomedov. Everyone is in for a treat as he defeats some of the best Bantamweights in the world!!
Mandy Bohm former TKO Flyweight Champion is a German Assassin, Future Bellator women’s flyweight champion. Bohm rise through the Bellator flyweight division quickly. Cancelled fight against Liz Carmouche because of Covid-19. Bellator matchmaker, Rich Chau should schedule this fight again. Build up the profile of Mandy Bohm, SBG Ireland prospect. Defeating… Former UFC Women’s flyweight title challenger. Fight options like Alejandra Lara, Kate Jackson, Vanessa Porto. Fight against Denise Keilholtz would be a fight I’d want to see. Keilholtz multiple time kickboxing champion vs TKO Flyweight Champion.
Khabib’s younger cousin, Usman Nurmagomedov signed with Bellator. Current record of 11-0, Next great Nurmagomedov. Spoked highly of from Khabib, Javier Mendez. Next generation of American Kickboxing Academy prospects. Future Bellator Lightweight Champion. No fights with Bellator but I’m extremely excited for Usman’s debut and 2021 campaign.
Opposite fighting style of Khabib as he’s a Muay Thai fighter.
Usman, who I started training, has got so much talent. He’s so young, so strong – I believe he is going to be the biggest superstar out of all them.” Javier Mendez
Former Cage Warriors Champ Champ, Featherweight and Lightweight Champion signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator. World class Lightweight who could’ve signed with UFC but decided to take better all-around offer. Wins over Paddy Pimblett, Morgan Charriere, Talented grappler. Future Bellator Lightweight Champion or Lightweight contender. Fights against Sidney Outlaw, Brent Primus, Myles Jury in 2021.
Logan Storley 4 time All-American Wrestler out of Minnesota transferred over to MMA. Trains out Sanford MMA, Sparring partners with Michael Chandler and Robbie Lawler. Stories of giving his teammates like Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson, Vicente Luque trouble. Explains why he went to a split decision with Yaroslav Amosov. Massive potential for Logan Storley he just needs to fight more consistently. Hopefully Storley and his team can schedule couple fights for him in 2021 because it will be a breakout year for Storley. Impressed me a lot in his fight against Amosov.
Joey Davis Division Two All-American wrestler from Notre Dame College. 8-0 record at 27 years old. Successful wrestler transferred over to Bellator. Trains out of Team Bodyshop MMA with AJ McKee. Dominant performance against CFFC fighter Bobby Lee impressed me a lot. Looking forward to his 2021 campaign. Watch the advancements in his striking as he’ll have the world class grappling forever. Hope he fights tougher opponents in 2021.
Dalton Rosta blown me away in his last fight against Ty Gwerder. Yes even though he’s built like Hercules, Remained energized till the last second of the third round. Rosta moved camps to American Top Team, Competing with the best fighters in the world on a daily basis. Rosta boxing since he was a teenager. Only 25 years old will continue to get better. Can’t wait for the 2021 season for Rosta he’s an all-around talent. Fights against Will Fleury, Charlie Ward.
Julius Anglickas Light Heavyweight prospect, Former LFA Light Heavyweight Champion. Won his fight on the Dana White Contender Series. Impressive Bellator win on his record against former LFA Light Heavyweght Champion Alex Polizzi. 2021 significant year for Anglickas. Possible spot on the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. Prime of his career at 29 years old.
Korean Canelo because of his heavy right hand, Johnny Eblen trains out of American Top Team. 7-0 record 29 years old. 2021 will be a big year for the former Missouri wrestler. Eblen next generation of fighters to come out of American Top Team. Earned the respect from coach Muhammad Lawal as he’s one of the coaches for American Top Team. Helps out Johnny Eblen during his training camps.
Saul Rogers former Ultimate Fighter Season 22 contestant who could’ve fought in the Lightweight final if the UFC didn’t fight out he falsified his Visa documents but oh well you’ll do anything to accomplish your dream.
Since Ultimate Fighter fought for ACB(#1 Russia Promotion) and now with Bellator. 1-1 with Bellator, The loss was to Daniel Weichel(2x Bellator Featherweight Title challenger). Understand that loss to Weichel he’s a German assassin.
However at Bellator 248 rear naked choked, Arbi Mezhidov. Arbi 13-4 Austrian Featherweight prospect who trains with Aleksandr Rakic. Arbi’s manager called him the next Bellator star but Saul Rogers ended the hype real fast.
“This is where I needed to be and I can showcase to all of my UK fans what I’m capable of and I feel like this is going to be give me that boost I need to become a world champion which I have no doubt in my mind I will be world champion.”
Couple more wins under his belt he can fight for the Bellator Featherweight title but wants to be alternate in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.
Saul Rogers vs Robert Whiteford “Battle of Britain” was scheduled to happen three times. Whiteford pulling out of the fight. Rogers had enough with waiting, Wants tougher challenges that can help rise through the Bellator Featherweight division.
“I want the guys in the tournament or the guys who are getting knocked out in the tournament because I consider them the best guys in the division and I feel like they’re going to be the closest to the belt.”
Rogers definitely has the skills to defeat Henry Corrales which would be a great fight, Adam Borics. Two Grand Prix qualifiers or fight Jeremy Kennedy newly signed Bellator fighter, Mads Burnell (former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion).
Many upcoming fight options for Rogers as he’s in full form with a way better healthy mindset. Envisions becoming Bellator Featherweight Champion and 2021 will be the Featherweight contender.
“If your mind’s not there you’re not going to perform so that was my biggest thing from that I kind of looked myself in the mirror and thought what do you really want to do, You want to do this you want to be world champion enough, I sat there and I thought you know what I really do want to be world champion I believe my skill set and that’s what I’m carrying forth now, That’s why I’m screaming for these titles.”
Wasn’t for the false visa, Saul Rogers could’ve been a UFC Featherweight title challenger. One of the stars for England MMA but he can be a star for Bellator. Building his brand to the maximum value.
Following the ways of SBG teammate Conor McGregor of taking advantage the spotlight humanly as possible, Calling his shots. Interested in headlining an event in Manchester in 2021 against a Featherweight contender that can lead to challenging for the Featherweight title.
Breakout year for Saul Rogers I guarantee it, End of the year will be a top 5 Bellator featherweight at least!! Easily one of the most underrated featherweights in the world, He’s just been under the radar but won’t be for long.
Bellator and Rizin(Japanese Promotion) cross promoting since 2018. Kyoji Horiguchi defending his Rizin Bantamweight Title against Darrion Caldwell twice(former Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Horiguchi can now fight the NEW Bellator Bantamweight Champion Juan Archuleta.
Horiguchi vs Archuleta better happen in 2021. Bantamweight Title Fight, Champion vs Champion. Dream matchup for HARDCORE MMA fans. Besides fighting Demetrious Johnson, My opinion is the toughest opponent for Horiguchi.
Archuleta is one talented fighter, When Bellator signed him I was more than excited. Archuleta was the King of the Cage Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Light Welterweight Champion. Easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world with a 25-2 record, All-Around savage who trains with TJ Dillashaw.
Archuleta intrigued by the matchup against Horiguchi, Legacy fight for him.
“Who else is [Horiguchi] going to fight in Japan? You tell me,” Archuleta demanded. “Who else comes to mind with an 18 fight win-streak now. [I’ve] been dominating in and out of every fight I’ve been in. I’ve only lost one round in my whole career. I’ve only been taken down once in my whole career. Who else is he going to fight that will bring some excitement to the table?”
Juan Archuleta calling out Horiguchi since his rise with Bellator. Building up the fight best as possible, Millions of viewers will be watching this fight.
When it comes to Bellator’s former bantamweight champ, Horiguchi, Archuleta was especially enthused. “HORIGUCHI!!” he bellowed during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “I’m still coming for you baby, where you at? I’m hope you’re ready, Horiguchi. I want that fight, baby! I want that RIZIN belt! Let’s go!”
Horiguchi on the other hand defeats Juan Archuleta, Keep adding to his legacy. Mike Brown( American Top Team) says “Horiguchi is the most underrated fighter in the world.” Definitely support Mike Brown’s opinion. Ever since Kyoji Horiguchi signed with Rizin, He radically improved but hat’s off to him. King of Japanese MMA and the face of RIZIN.
“I think he’s grossly underrated, but that happens a lot when you’re fighting outside the UFC,” Brown told MMA Junkie in a phone interview. “But if you look at his record, his pedigree – I mean, it’s incredible. He’s got a great record, and now he’s fighting at 135 where he’s much smaller than guys – I think he can fight at both weight classes (flyweight) fairly easy – but with a few extra pounds, I think him fighting at 135, it’s given him more power.
“My priority is to go get back the Bellator belt I returned. I got my Rizin belt back, and now it’s time to go after the other one,” Horiguchi said.
Juan Archuleta new Bellator Bantamweight Champion after outpointing Patrick Mix at Bellator 246 looking to defend his Bellator Bantamweight title for the first time.
No better defending against Sergio Pettis. Pettis 2-0 with Bellator so far. Juan Archuleta vs Sergio Pettis would be one of the most anticipating Bantamweight fights in the MMA world of 2021. Archuleta showing he’s one of the best Bantamweights in the world with a win against Sergio Pettis.
Our next fight, we’re shooting for the first of the year. The the first card back (after the new year) against Sergio Pettis. That’s the fight I originally wanted for the belt,” Archuleta said.
“He’s a gamer,” Archuleta said. “He’s been in there with the best – the best 125ers in the world. That’s what he’s going to bring. He’s going to bring experience, he’s going to bring talent, and I see me beating him. Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s a great matchup for myself. But it’s going to be a hell of a fight. It’s one of the fights that I wanted to have for the vacant title, anyway, but Bellator and myself thought Patchy had a little better momentum in the organization, and so that was the contender. And so now I’m going to be able to prove to myself and to Bellator that I’m the best.”
Sergio Pettis on Juan Archuleta
Sergio Pettis 2-0 with Bellator facing Juan Archuleta would be one of his toughest opponents UFC and Bellator. Defeating Archuleta shows Pettis all along was better fighting in the Bantamweight division. Found a new home in Bellator.
“This is a big opportunity for me against a tough opponent in Juan Archuleta,” Pettis told MMA Junkie Radio. “I think he’s only been defeated like two times or three times, so big name for me to go out there and add to my resume. Being 27 years old now, I think this is the perfect time for me to go out there and showcase my skills and show the world what I’ve been working on these past, I guess, almost 10 years now.”
Sergio Pettis in 2021 can make a name for himself instead of being Anthony Pettis little brother. Scott Coker wrapping the Bellator Bantamweight title around Pettis waist.
Pettis vs Archuleta
Sergio Pettis vs Juan Archuleta would be one very fascinating fight to watch. Both fighters are talented, Coached well as well. Pettis coached by Duke Roufus, Archuleta coached by Duane Ludwig.
The areas of weakness between them is very small. Pettis is more of a volume striker, Technically sound while Juan Archuleta is more powerful, Basically a Pitbull. All American Junior College Wrestler and wrestled at Purdue.
I have no clue whose gonna win this fight because of the high levelness. One error, Wrong move can lead to a knock out.
Both fighters MUST bring there A game or it will be a one sided dominant performance.
Hope Bellator markets this Bantamweight title fight like crazy because it will be a special fight to watch, Mark on your calendar for 2021.
Mandy Bohm German Assassin, former TKO Flyweight Champion is 1-0 with Bellator. Showing a masterful performance in her Bellator debut at Bellator 247 defeating Griet Eeeckhout.
Smooth striking displayed in the three rounds, Added with her grappling ability.
Bohm only fought once in 2020 but potentially can fight three times in 2021. Fighting and winning the Bellator Flyweight Title. Mandy Bohm is one talented fighter and I don’t see no one defeating her.
Mandy Bohm is the next version of Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Bohm will reign over the Bellator Flyweight Division but 2021 is the beginning for something special.
Liz Carmouche vs Mandy Bohm can be booked for 2021 as this fight was cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus. Perfect opportunity to fight former two time UFC Women’s title challenger. Build her name off a former UFC fighter. Discussed as a future Bellator Flyweight Champion.
” I step into the Bellator cage when I say I’m ready I mean I’m ready I’m focused I’m count and I’m professional enough to um to everyone in the division it’s a game I’m not here to swim around or something like this I’m here to compete I’m here to fight the best girls in the division. That’s what I need to do I’m not just here.” Mandy Bohm
“It’s my journey, My wish to go to the top that is what I want go to the top, I know I have a lot of work, I have a lot to do but I do it everyday I never stop working and I’m sure I can I’m good but every day I’m getting better.” Mandy Bohm
Defeating Carmouche will lead to fighting Kate Jackson, Kana Watanabe or Vanessa Porto (Former Invicta FC Flyweight Champion). Fighting Vanessa Porto would be the best option for Bohm.
Carmouche vs Porto would be fun flyweight fight to watch, Porto 22-8 veteran and Amateur Boxing Champion in Brazil. Main Card Bellator fight or Co-Main Event fight. Defeating another former Flyweight Champion will help out a lot moving forward.
Mandy Bohm ends the year fighting the Bellator Flyweight Champion if it remains Juliana Velasquez or llima Lei Macfarlane wins the Bellator Flyweight title back.
Either way Bohm will make her dream a reality, Becoming a Flyweight World Champion. Will defeat Velasquez or Macfarlane. Coach John Kavanagh will have the PERFECT game plan for Bohm’s opponents. Leading to winning her title fight, Becoming the 2nd SBG Ireland Champion.
Brazil always WILL be a hot bed for MMA talent since the beginning. Next wave of Brazilian prospects coming to UFC, Bellator and One Championship. Gian Siqueira is next wave of Brazilian prospects to take over. Most MMA fans never heard of Gian Siqueira but good for you. Siqueira Serbian Battle Championship Welterweight Champion at … Continue reading Underrated Brazilian 2021 Prospect Gian Siqueira→
Ruslan Emilbek Kyrgyzstan born and raised 12-0 Featherweight prospect is making his One Championship debut tomorrow at Fist of Fury 2. Debut I’m definitely excited about. Ruslan Emilbek is one of the best Featherweight prospects from China, Fighting in the China regional promotion Chin Woo Men. Significant win fighting for ACA. Defeating Lambert Akhiadov(9-4). Winning … Continue reading Ruslan Emilbek One Championship Debut→
Professional Fighters League 2021 season begins on April 23rd. PFL signed free agents Anthony Pettis, Bubba Jenkins, Fabricio Werdum. Underrated PFL signing Jordan Young! Jordan Young Bellator Jordan Young youngest fighter in the PFL Light Heavyweight division. Before signing with PFL was a hot prospect for Bellator. Defeating tough fighters with undefeated records. Six fight … Continue reading PFL Underrated Signing Jordan Young→
Austin Vanderford building his own reputation, Instead of being Mr. Vanzant. Vanderford fought on the Contender Series but didn’t get the UFC contract. Second best option was signing with Bellator.
Since signing with Bellator in 2019 currently has a 4-0 record, Fought Vinicius De Jesus former CES Welterweight Champion on November 5th 2020. Best win of Austin Vanderford’s career so far as CES is one of the best regional promotions in the world.
Right way to end 2020 and end 2021 as the Bellator Middleweight Title challenger.
“I want people to know that I deserve it and I’m ready to fight for the title. I’m ready whenever. But we’re just going to keep on the pace and do what Bellator wants me to do. They’ve done such a great job so far. I’ve had opponents fall out and they were quick in getting me someone.”
2021 with the right fights such as …. John Salter(8-1 Bellator record) NAIA Wrestling Champion at 147 pounds would be the perfect matchup for Vandferford. Challenging himself against a high level grappler, Second degree black belt. Gold medalist at the ADCC North American Championship in 2017.
Vanderford defeating a quality opponent like John Salter in the middle of 2021 will earn himself a contender fight against Anatoly Tokov or Costello Van Steenis. Both fights would be very interesting to watch.
Tokov currently has 29-2 record(5-0) record, #1 Bellator Middleweight. Waiting for the opportunity to fight Gegard Mousasi but Mousasi might be a participant in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Tokov vs Vanderford is the Bellator Middleweight contender fight for the winter of 2021. Anatoly Tokov the heavy handed first round knock out power vs Vanderford stellar grappler. Hopefully this fight happens because MMA fans will be excited to see Tokov vs Vanderford. High level Middleweight fight.
Win against Tokov will change his life forever, Defeating one of the best Middleweights non UFC. #1 Contender for the Bellator Middleweight Title. Anticipating the fight of his life against Gegard Mousasi in 2022.
Aaron Pico Finished 2020 on a three fight winning streak defeating Daniel Carey, Solo Hatley Jr and John De Jesus. Win against John De Jesus by far the BEST PERFORMANCE of his career.
Ended 2020 strong and NOW 2021 will be a SPECIAL year for Aaron Pico. Facing tougher competition, Top ten Bellator Featherweights and impressively defeating them. Earning a spot as a top ten Bellator Featherweight.
Mindset Aaron Pico has now ever since the gym move to JacksonWink changed everything for him. Greg Jackson #1 or #2 Best MMA Coach in the world says “Coaching Aaron Pico during fights is like playing a video game.”
Coaching the next George St Pierre as GSP was a former fighter at JacksonWink before moving to Tristar.
“I feel really good being out in Albuquerque. I really, really enjoy it,” Pico said. “I love Greg Jackson, ‘Six-Gun’, Coach Wink, they’ve done a really good job of breaking things down for me.
100 % FUTURE Bellator Featherweight Champion, Talent Pico has and coached by Greg Jackson only a matter of time before the Bellator Featherweight title is wrapped around his waist.
“My favorite fighter right now is Kamaru Usman, and I really, really watch a lot of stripes on him,” Pico said. “Yeah, he doesn’t get a lot of knockouts, but he wins. He’s winning, he’s coming out of the fight and he’s healthy, and that’s something I put in my head. Of course, I want to be exciting, but I want to win. This is the most important thing. I want to get the W and whatever it takes to do it, I will. I want to be smart. I don’t want to be touched and I want to go home, have no marks on me and be healthy.
Pico can be the Kamaru Usman of the Bellator Featherweight Division for years to come. All- Around skills but by far his BEST is the world class wrestling.
Rematch year in 2021 calling out Adam Borics & Henry Corrales in his interview with MMAJunkie Journalist, John Morgan.
Both exciting matchups for him, Both he can defeat with ease as Aaron Pico is a changed man. Wants to fight in February, Hopefully Henry Corrales or Adam Porics accepts the offer and fights Aaron Pico. Many of us want to see those two matches.
Defeating either of them in a successful one sided butt whooping can lead to even better matchups like Daniel Weichel, Daniel Straus, Darrion Caldwell in the Spring of 2021. Displaying his best skills even his striking that KO’d John De Jesus. Respected boxing even from the likes of Freddie Roach.
“Aaron Pico is a good enough boxer to be Miguel Cotto’s sparring partner for two of his title fights. I’m not saying just his sparring partner, his number one sparring partner. That’s how good he is in boxing.”
Possibly joining the 2021 Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix if Scott Coker decides to create one again, This time Pico better accept a slot in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.
Either way fighting 2-3 times in 2021 against top of the food chain Bellator Featherweights will LEAD to fighting for a title in 2022.
Impressing all the MMA fans, Earning his respect back as the Lebron James of MMA, Gaining up to a million followers because of Aaron Pico name being discussed across sports media. Mentioned on the Joe Rogan Podcast, Ariel Helwani show, CBS Sports. Showcasing his highlight reel knockouts.
Aaron Pico is part of the next generation of Bellator fighters, One day becoming one of the best fighters in the world… But all of this can go away if he doesn’t continue winning in 2021.
EXCITED for Bellator when they signed Magomed Magomedov, ONLY fighter to defeat Petr Yan. Magomed one of the best Bantamweights non UFC/Bellator before signing with Bellator.
Now 1-0 with Bellator after a dominant wrestling performance against respected Brazilian Bantamweight prospect Mattheus Mattos.
2021 Magomed Magomedov can remain undefeated with Bellator and RISE through the Bellator Bantamweight division in 2021. Ending in 2021 Title Shot year.
Watch him beat Leandro Higo, Patchy Mix, Brett Johns, Josh Hill on his route to the top of the Bantamweight division. 100 % capable of defeating all the top Bantamweights on any given day.
2021 WILL be a full year to show what Magomed Magomedov is truly capable of.
Performance against Mattos is only a glimpse. Post fight Magomed stated “Shown 60 %.” Magomed in his fight against Mattos was dealing with injuries, Ring rust but even with that still dominated.
“I think maybe ring rust played a factor; I had some injuries in camp, but I really wanted to take the fight,” Magomedov said. “Also, it’s a new organization, my first fight here. I wanted to make sure that, you know, you have nerves and everything, so now that I’ve passed that, I think it went well.”
For example fighting a world class Bantamweight like Patrick Mix former KOTC Bantamweight Champion in the MAIN CARD of a Bellator event, Putting on an All-Around winning display will earn himself a title shot. However Magomedov vs Mix would be a GREAT fight to watch.
Impressive him against Mix or top of the food chain Bellator Bantamweight will earn him a title shot or being a title contender.
Recognized as a rising Bellator Bantamweight, Rising star that all MMA fans start to recognize.
Continue to recognize as he can challenge the Bellator Bantamweight Champion if it’s Juan Archuleta or Sergio Pettis at the tail end of 2021.
This is only a vision of how Magomed Magomedov’s 2021 season can go, May not go exactly as planned but capable of ending the year as the Bellator Bantamweight Champion.
Romero Cotton NCAA Division 2 All American at Nebraska Kearney is making his fourth Bellator appearance, Long awaited return as Cotton fights Justin Sumter at Bellator 254.
Cotton continuing to progress as an all around fighter with a solid stand up game as he later on competes with the best of the best Bellator Middleweights. Solid fight for Cotton as Justin Sumter has a 7-3 record.
“He’s a competitor and has been in this game a long time – he was doing this back when I was in high school – he’s a savvy vet and he’s going to come out to fight, and I’m going to have to fight him.”
Romero Cotton end 2020 the right way with a finish and have 2021 be the rise of Romero Cotton. Former D2 All-American.
“It’s crazy. This dude’s been involved in my life for almost a year now. So it’s kind of like it’s like a title bout or some shit like that. It’s been like eight months of build up. But here we are, it’s a regular bout. I’m looking forward to getting in there and finally getting a hold of him.”
Bellator 254 Main Event is Illima Lei Macfarlane vs Juliana Velasquez, Macfarlane defending her Bellator Flyweight title. Exciting fight to watch but the Co-Main Event is even more exciting with Magomed Magomedov vs Mattheus Mattos.
Bantamweight fight between two of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world, Making there Bellator debuts.
Magomed Magomedov former ACB Bantamweight Champion, Well known for defeating Petr Yan. 16-1 record at 28 years old. Combat Sambo World Champion at 90kg 2019. Finally get to watch one of the best Bantamweights in the world fighting for one of the best MMA promotions in the world.
“I have 16 victories against top opponents. I’ve never had easy fights, I’ve never had a gimmie fight. All the guys I’ve beaten are top guys,” added Magomedov, who went on to suggest that it’s the same situation for Yan. After all, the UFC champ’s only loss is to Magomedov.
Magomed can compete with the best of the best Bantamweights. Now can fight in the STACKED Bellator Bantamweight division.
Matteus Mattos 12-1-1 record at 28 years old, Former Ultimate Fighter contestant Brazil Season 4. Fought in the ACB promotion, Only loss to Petr Yan which is 100% understandable. Trains at the Pitbull Brothers gym, Training with Patricio Pitbull, Patricky Pitbull, Leandro Higo, Henry Cejudo and coached by Captain America himself Eric Albaraccin.
Learning from two of the best MMA fighters of all time in Cejudo and Patricio Pitbull will help him tremendously moving forward in his Bellator career. Mattos is a very talented fighter and Bellator is lucky to have him.
Mattos looking forward to challenging the only fighter to defeat Petr Yan. Great fight for a Bellator debut, Co main Event Slot.
I think is a good fight for me, I mean he’s a great fighter he’s a guy who’s he is the only one who beat’s Petr Yan.”
“I mean I can’t see this fight to the decisions I want to put pressure on him and and put my aggressive game style impressed and uh I won’t hurt him into his surrenders.” Matteus Mattos
Can’t wait for this fight, Hardcore fans will be tuning in to watch this high level exchange between two of the best Non UFC Bantamweights.
Jason Jackson STANDOUT performance fighting former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson defeating him at Bellator 253 in all together dominant performance. Benson had his moments but Jason Jackson looked a lot better.
Great spot for Jason Jackson to keep building his brand, Gaining more fans as they look forward to his next fight.
Jackson deserves top Bellator Welterweight fighters like Lorenz Larkin, Andrey Koreskov, Derek Anderson and Yaroslav Amosov. No reason to fight rising Weltereights anymore with a win against Benson Henderson.
“So taking out legend like Benson Henderson it just shows me that I can takeout the Bellator champ anyone either 155.” Jason Jackson
Not the biggest fan of calling out fighters, Prefers waiting for the next opponent.
“It doesn’t matter to me I just want to go out there and just put on a good show it doesn’t matter who when I just want to put on a good show you know I’m not out here picking and choosing because you have a lot of guys that’s ahead in the division that putting in work as well. ” Jason Jackson
Jason Jackson can fight the best of the best Bellator Welterweights since he trains with Gilbert Burns and used to train with Kamaru Usman, Vicente Luque on a daily basis.
Jason Jackson vs Andrey Koreshkov, Jackson vs Amosov, Jackson vs Larkin are all interesting fights for him.
Jackson vs Yaroslav Amosov especially. Two high high level Bellator Welterweights, I’ll be looking forward to seeing if Jackson is the toughest fight up to that point for Yaroslav Amosov.
Overall the “Ass Kicking Machine” Jason Jackson DESERVES a top Bellator Welterweight that leads to a title shot!!
Bellator 250 Lima vs Mousasi if your a MMA fan is watching this fight, Clash of Champions. Looking forward to Bellator 250 because of the Lima vs Mousasi fight but there’s talented Bellator rising prospects.
Johnny Eblen American Top Team Prospect, Bellator Middleweight Prospect. University of Missouri wrestler is fighting Taylor Johnson on the prelims.
Taylor Johnson coming off the biggest win of his career defeating Ed Ruth. Taylor Johnson high off the win against the former Penn State All-American Wrestler looking for another significant win against Eblen.
However Johnny Eblen is looking for a significant win discussed as one of the Bellator Middleweight Prospects to keep an eye on. Addition to being the next generation of fighters to train at American Top Team.
Learning from the best fighters on the planet on a daily basis, Coached by Mike Brown, Conan Silveira, Muhammad Lawal.
In this audio interview with Jim Varsallone, Johnny Elben talks about the benefits of training at American Top Team. Learning from King Mo, Whose basically a mentor to Eblen now as King MO is the wrestling coach for Eblen.
“It’s honestly a lot of fun the amount of knowledge, The amount of work I can get out at American Top Team. ” Johnny Eblen.
Eblen looking forward to this Halloween weekend fight against Johnson. In for a treat with a lot of violence. Putting on a show for the fans at home.
Khabib Nurmagomedov passing on the torch to his cousin Usman Nurmagomedov, Next GREAT Nurmagomedov to represent his family name proudly. Instead of representing the family name in the UFC will Bellator.
Usman Nurmagomedov 23 Year Old 11-0 record fighting in the Bellator Lightweight Division. Future Bellator Lightweight Champion and future Pound for Pound King.
“The guy to really look out for right now that nobody knows about is Usman Nurmagomedov – Khabib’s younger [cousin].
“He’s 10-0, all finishes. He’s an absolute killer.
“He’s a Muay Thai specialist and he’s Khabib’s brother, you understand? If you have the same blood as Khabib, you have good wrestling.
“I’m telling you, he is actually a better version than Khabib. He is better than Khabib.
“I’m telling you, people should watch for him. He’s an absolute killer.”
Usman signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator but in Bellator’s best interest is to offer the best deal possible. Talent is shown in his full fights on YouTube. Fluidity in his kickboxing and punches that’s beautiful to watch.
“With today’s signing of Usman Nurmagomedov, we are making it clear that Bellator is home to the best fighters on the planet and an organization where the sport’s future stars are coming to compete,” Bellator president Scott Coker said in a press release confirming the news. “I am thrilled to have Usman join the promotion and he will be placed in an immediate position to showcase his skills and contend at 155 pounds. We hope to have him in action inside the Bellator cage by December or January.”
Yaroslav Amosov Bellator Welterweight title contender impressed the hell out of me with his IMPRESSIVE win against Ed Ruth where I believed Ruth was going to dominate Amosov because of his Penn State All-American Wrestling.
However I was hundred percent proved wrong and blown away by Yaroslav Amosov performance. The way Amosov was sprawling, Challenging Ed Ruth takedowns was nothing short of amazing. Watching the Amosov vs Ed Ruth couple times, Each time Amosov continues to impress me even more.
Amosov second best undefeated record of 24-0, Bellator wins over Gerald Harris, Ed Ruth, Erick Silva, David Rickels and a VERY underrated win over a younger Roberto Soldic. Yaroslav Amosov because of the Bellator success is the #1 Contender for the Bellator Welterweight Title.
Douglas Lima Bellator Welterweight Champion is fighting Gegard Mousasi for the Bellator Middleweight Title. Depending what happens with Lima and Mousasi, Yaroslav Amosov will be waiting on line. Instead of having his hand in his pants, Waiting patiently he can fight some top Bellator Welterweights.
Jason Jackson former LFA Welterweight Champion fought Ed Ruth to a split decision loss but had his best win of his career by defeating Jordan Mein at Bellator 242.
Neiman Gracie 4th Generation of the Gracie Family Dynasty, 10-1 record, Wins over Ed Ruth, Jon Fitch. Lost to Rory MacDonald but looked really impressive for five rounds. Shown improvements in his striking in that fight.
Andrey Koreshkov Former Bellator Welterweight Champion, Win over Lorenz Larkin, Benson Henderson, Lyman Good. Russian vs Ukrainian would be a #1 Contender fight to watch.
Win over each of the four listed LEADS to a title shot against Douglas Lima.
Bellator 2021 Douglas Lima vs Yaroslav Amosov SIGN ME UP. Main Event on CBS Sports Network that Bellator should spend millions of dollars marketing wise because Lima vs Amosov is one of the best Welterweight fights on paper.
Amosov because of his All-Around talent. No weaknesses can defeat top 5 Welterweight in the world Douglas Lima. I won’t be surprised in a close five round decision fight that Yaroslav Amosov wins.
However if Yaroslav Amosov wins, Amosov can POTENTIALLY defend his Bellator Welterweight Title for a while. Being the George St Pierre of the Bellator Welterweight Division.
Defending his title against Lima, Koreshkov, Larkin, Michael “Venom” Page, Ed Ruth. Racking up the defense wins.
Yaroslav Amosov in the prime of his career 28-34 years old defending his title against the BEST Bellator Welterweight can be talked about as the #1 Welterweight in the world. Who can argue against several title defenses against world class welterweights as Bellator I’m sure will sign former UFC Welterweights and top Welterweight prospects in these next several years.
Bellator has there future STAR Yaroslav Amosov, Future number one Welterweight in the world.
Steve Mowry Bellator Heavyweight prospect, Sanford MMA prospect increased his record to 8 wins last night on the Main Card at Bellator 249 by defeating Shawn Teed.
First round Ground & Pound finish, My opinion was his best performance yet as his boxing was very crisp. Fluid striking beginning to end in the first round.
Not to go overboard but Mowry looked like Stipe Miocic in there last night because Miocic has that world class boxing. Mowry is Bellator’s version of Stipe Miocic just watch and see.
Couple more Bellator wins, Depending what happens with the Bellator Heavyweight Division, Mowry with injuries, Mowry can fight for the Bellator Heavyweight Title.
“No I’m not a name guy I don’t say names, I don’t bully, I don’t name call everybody, Everybody that I put in the cage with I’m gonna try to take out. ” Steve Mowry
“Getting on the main card I really feel like if there was gonna be time to do it it was today, You know Shawn Teed was a champion in promotion before this.” Steve Mowry
Mowry continuing to stack up wins against Heavyweight prospects like Shawn Teed he’ll rise through the Bellator rankings. Watch and see Bellator’s version of Stipe Miocic become the Bellator #1 Contender in 2021!!
Mads Burnell former UFC fighter released signed with Cage Warriors, Eventually becoming Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion after three wins with Cage Warriors.
Since he became Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion was one of the hottest Featherweight prospects in the world. Think UFC would give Burnell another chance but Bellator would sign Mads Burnell instead.
“To be honest, I’ve been hot for Bellator for a couple of years. It was natural, and the opportunity was there. It was just natural. It was perfect,” said Burnell, who would later add that he believed Bellator to be “a super-cool promotion.”
Bellator stole Alex Polizzi out of the UFC’s hands and looked impressive over former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael Carvalho in his Bellator debut.
Rare for a newly signed Bellator prospect to get matched up against a top Bellator fighter. However the former LFA Light Heavyweight Champion took advantage of the opportunity and defeated Rafael Carvalho.
“Excellent opponent, and I know we’re getting to higher elite levels,” Polizzi later added. While he said he wasn’t exactly disappointed, he knows he can do even better. “Come Monday, we’re back at it in the gym, we’re looking back at this Carvalho fight saying ‘hey, we goofed up here, hey, we should have done better here,’ and we’re just looking at building on where we’re already at.”
“I’m happy that Bellator gave me a shot to be in a match like this,” Polizzi said. “Not everybody gets the chance to use the skills they’ve developed. My skills just happen to be hurting people, and I’m glad to be able to use them.”
Younger brother of Kevin Lee, Keith Lee is making a name for himself in his own right with Bellator. Impressive back to back wins with Bellator by defeating American Kickboxing Academy veteran Shawn Bunch, Vinicius Zahi on the prelims of Bellator 245.
Keith Lee is a rising Bellator Bantamweight prospect in the stacked Bellator Bantamweight division, Looking forward to his future in 2020 and beyond with Bellator.
“I want a game opponent,” Lee told MMA Junkie at a post-fight news conference. “I want somebody that’s going to come in here and let me put on a show. I want somebody that other people think is a killer so I can come in here and do my thing.”
Yaroslav Amosov Bellator Welterweight contender with a overall record of 23-0( 5 wins with Bellator). The fighters he defeated in Bellator are Gerald Harris, Erick Silva, David Rickels and most impressively Ed Ruth.
Amosov is now looking to defeat Mark Lemminger in a catchweight fight at 175 pounds. Lemminger is 1-0 with Bellator, Top Ten United States Welterweight prospect and was former Final Fight Welterweight Champion.
“I looked at some of his fights. He’s a worthy opponent. I looked into his style and his background,” said Amosov. “I believe that he’s an opponent that I will have success with but at the same time, I’m taking him very seriously. Just like every other opponent I’ve had, I’m making sure that I’m ready.”
Sidney Outlaw successful regional circuit Welterweight prospect becoming Ring of Combat Welterweight Champion, Titan FC Welterweight Champion lost his last fight to Michael Chandler, Tough fight for Outlaw against one of the best Lightweights in the world.
Even tho Sidney Outlaw lost his fight to Michael Chandler, Outlaw will look better than ever in his Bellator 244 fight against tough but talented Adam Piccolotti.
However Outlaw dealing with adversity from the ko loss to Michael Chandler will see Outlaw show why he was one of the best Lightweight & Welterweight prospects.
Sidney Outlaw with a win against Piccolotti in fight of the night candidate potential will be a significant win in Outlaw’s Bellator career.
Valentin Moldavsky 9-1 Bellator Heavyweight, 4 wins with Bellator is fighting “Big Country” Roy Nelson the man with one of the craziest chins of all time at Bellator 244. Looking forward to watching Moldavsky face a former UFC Heavyweight.
Test fight for Moldavsky as the 28 year old is one of the Bellator Heavyweight prospects who can become Bellator Heavyweight Champion.
“I don’t know if this win will get me closer to a title, or get me to a title,” Moldavsky said at the Bellator 244 media day this week. “For now, I’m just focusing on winning this fight.”