Category Archives: Bellator

Jason Jackson Next Fight Is… After Bellator 253

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!!

Johnny Eblen Bellator 250 Prospect to Watch

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.

Bellator Signs Next Great Nurmagomedov

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.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12327067/usman-nurmagomedov-ufc-cousin-khabib-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.”

https://www.cbssports.com/mma/news/bellator-mma-signs-usman-nurmagomedov-cousin-of-ufc-champion-khabib-nurmagomedov-to-multi-fight-deal/

Mexican Gangster Javier Mendez speaks highly of Usman Nurmagomedov as one of the next fighters to replace Khabib when he retires. Labeling Usman as the Luke Rockhold of Dagestan, Bellator superstar.

Khabib watching his fights in the front row with his entourage, Giving his cousin advice in between rounds.

Whole team behind him, All up to Usman Nurmagomedov to conquer the Bellator Lightweight Division.

Yaroslav Amosov Road to Becoming #1 Welterweight in the World

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’s Version of Stipe

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 Second Chance with Second Greatest Promotion

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.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/09/bellator-248-mads-burnell-why-bellator/

Bellator signed no 35 year old UFC Featherweight, Instead Burnell is only 26 year old. Now aiming to be the Bellator Featherweight Champion.

Before coming Bellator Featherweight Champion has to fight some tough Featherweights. Bellator debut is against Darko Banovic.

Impressive win against Darko Banovic will help Burnell quickly to get interesting fights as he can rise through the Bellator Featherweight rankings.

Me personally looking forward to Mads Burnell Bellator career. Nothing wrong having a second chance with the second greatest promotion!!

Alex Polizzi vs Liam McGeary

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.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/09/13/bellator-245-alex-polizzi-snooki/

“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.”

https://www.beloitdailynews.com/sports/polizzi-remains-undefeated/article_e097962c-1ac0-544c-a48c-5edf44e79d59.html

Since Alex Polizzi defeated one of the best Bellator Light Heavyweights, No reason to give him slouches.

Face another former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion in Liam McGeary who hasn’t fought since April of 2019. Wins over Tito Ortiz and Phil Davis.

Alex Polizzi vs Liam McGeary be a great fight for Polizzi second appearance in Bellator. Can happen this fall of 2020 at the Mohegan Sun or in Europe, Maybe in London for a future Bellator event.

Second win over a former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion would rise Pollizi through the Bellator Light Heavyweight rankings quickly.

Even if Liam McGeary vs Alex Polizzi doesn’t work out, Polizzi will get matched up against a super talented Bellator Light Heavyweight.

Keith Lee Next Fight Options?

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.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/09/bellator-245-keith-lee-post-fight-reaction

Keith Lee wants tougher competition, “Game” opponents in his upcoming fights. Who can he fight in his next fights that are the “Right” match ups?

Brian Moore

Brian Moore SBG Ireland prospect 12-7 record, Six fights with Bellator is the right fight for Kevin Lee. Fighter with experience, Always brings in all of his Bellator fights.

Toby Misech

Toby Misech HUGE win over former UFC fighter Erik Perez in his last fight at Bellator 215, Loss to former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas. Appeared on the Dana White Contender Series.

Misech was supposed to fight Brian Moore in the past but the fight was cancelled. Misech vs Keith Lee would be one fun fight to watch.

Yaroslav Amosov One More Fight Away to Title Shot

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.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/08/20/yaroslav-amosov-on-bellator-244-possible-jon-fitch-fight-and-more/

Mark Lemminger is no slouch with a record of 11-1 but Yaroslav Amosov is a extremely talented All-Around Welterweight, He’l get the win at Bellator 244.

Amosov with the win deserves a Bellator Welterweight Title Shot, Waiting in line as Douglas Lima fights Gegard Mousasi for the Bellator Middleweight Title.

Five fight win streak against the best of the best Bellator Welterweights, Defeated the highly looked Ed Ruth. Time for a title shot. No reason to wait anymore.

Bellator potentially has one of the best Welterweights in the world on there roster, Take advantage of his talents and bout him against Lima next!!

Sidney Outlaw Comeback win

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 Defeats Big Country

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.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/08/20/bellator-244-valentin-moldavsky-stand-big-country/

Definitely can win this fight, 2018 Combat Sambo Gold Medalist and trains with one of the greatest MMA fighters in Fedor Emelianenko at Team Fedor. Valentin is Fedor’s protege and mentor.

Valentin Moldavsky with a win over Roy Nelson on the Bellator 244 Main Card is a significant win for him right now.

Can help move up the Bellator Heavyweight rankings, Top Five Bellator Heavyweight. One more win and challenge for the title.

Michael Chandler Matchups UFC & One Championship

Michael Chandler defeated Benson Henderson at Bellator 243, Fighting out the last fight on his Bellator contract. Means Michael Chandler will test free agency, Options besides Bellator is UFC & One Championship. Dream match ups for Michael Chandler, Fights hardcore MMA fans been wanting to see for the longest time.

Michael Chandler vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

Michael Chandler truly believes he can defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov. Toughest task of his life. Wins over Eddie Alvarez, Patricio Pitbull, Two wins over Benson Henderson. Former Bellator Lightweight Champion vs UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Division One All American Wrestler at Missouri, Missouri Wrestling Team Captain and Big 12 Conference Championship runner up.

Michael Chandler vs Tony Ferguson

Who wouldn’t want to see two savages fighting each other. Both fighters have huge gas tanks. Fight of the night potential.

Michael Chandler vs Eddie Alvarez 3

Michael Chandler fought Eddie Alvarez twice. 2011 Fight of the Year which sky rocketed Michael Chandler with notoriety. Michael Chandler signs with One Championship, Debut fight against Eddie Alvarez.

Michael Chandler vs Christian Lee

Christian Lee 22 years old One Championship Lightweight Champion defeated Shinya Aoki, Saygid Arslanaliev. Interesting fight for Christian Lee to see what he’s made of fighting former Bellator Lightweight Champion.

Stots vs Gallagher Bellator Fightsphere

Raufeon Stots Bellator Bantamweight prospect wants tougher competition, Asking for top Bantamweight opponents but in the past claims fighters like James Gallagher turned down fights.

Stots may be on to something when it comes to fighters avoiding him. With Mix lined up with Juan Archuleta from the looks of things, he made a play to land a fight with James Gallagher. “The StrabAnimal” declined.

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/27/bellator-242-raufeon-stots-opponents/

I  know James Gallagher needed an opponent late notice, (and) I got a message back that they’re not interested. I had a fight for Japan … and I don’t know what happened with that. 

https://www.fightful.com/mma/raufeon-stots-claims-several-fighters-turned-down-bouts-against-him

Since Stots been asking for tougher opponents, Fighting James Gallagher this summer at the fightsphere. James Gallagher needs tougher competition as well fighting lower level fighters to challenge for a Bellator Bantamweight Title.

Stots vs Gallagher can be a main event fight, main card fight viewers watching two potential Bellator Bantamweight Champions.

Jason Jackson Next Fight Options

Jason Jackson coming off a significant dominant 30-27 win against Jordan Mein. Best win of his Bellator career, Riding high on a two fight winning streak. Back to back wins against tough veteran fighters. Looking forward to the next fight for the Bellator Welterweight prospect.

“I learned so much from the Ed Ruth fight,” said Jackson, who lost a decision to the Bellator standout in his promotional debut in October 2019. “Even though I felt like I won the fight, that’s a lesson that came to me.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/24/21336293/before-bellator-242-sanford-mma-fighter-jason-jackson-dodged-covid-19-with-roots-diet

What are the best fights for Jason Jackson?

Erick Silva

Jason Jackson since he’s becoming the veteran killer lately can fight another UFC veteran Erick Silva. Silva fought the whose who of fighters and Jason Jackson defeating another veteran will help his Bellator career moving forward.

Lorenz Larkin

Larkin one of the best Welterweights in the world leaving the UFC to sign with Bellator is on a 4 fight winning streak. Interesting fight between two all around welterweights. Fight that can build Jason Jackson’s name see where he’s at against the best of the best.

Ed Ruth Rematch

Jason Jackson vs Ed Ruth happened already at Bellator 231. Jason Jackson lost by split decision but some believe including Jason himself thinks he won that close three round fight. Since the win was controversial. Schedule this fight again at the fightsphere between Bellator welterweight prospects.

Stots deserves tougher competition

Raufeon Stots deserves tougher competition after dominating Cass Bell last night at Bellator 242. Needs Bantamweights who can challenge Stots wrestling.

Stots wants to fight the best Bellator Bantamweights to rise up the Bellator Bantamweight rankings as it’s well deserved.

Raufeon Stots next fight should be match ups against Frans Mlambo, Eduardo Dantas, Ricky Bandejas.

See if Stots has what it takes to compete against top Bellator Bantamweights.

Ty- Wan Claxton Bellator 242 Prospect To Watch

Ty-Wan Claxton Bellator 242 Fighter to Watch, Division 2 All- American wrestler and Division One wrestler at the University of Ohio is fighting Bellator Featherweight prospect Jay Jay Wilson.

Jay Jay Wilson 5-0 record as Ty-Wan has 6-1 record. Prospect fight I’m looking forward to but Claxton will win this fight, Impress Scott Coker and the Bellator matchmakers to match him against top Bellator featherweights.

“I’m going to stop him,” he stated. “If he makes it to the second round, he’ll be done in the second. I’ll finish him in the second, maybe ground and pound most likely because I have a feeling he’s going to be trying to pull guard a lot. He says he wants to stand and bang, but I don’t think he wants to stand and bang, but I do.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/bellator-242-tywan-claxton-eyes-finish-jay-jay-wilson

Claxton confident in skills as he trains at some of the best fighters in the world at Elevation Fight Team. Training at Elevation Fight Team and his athletic talents even complimented by Kenny Florian.

“I spent the time throughout COVID seeing where I was going to lay my roots and I decided to do that Denver,” Claxton said during the Bellator 242 media day on Wednesday. After being stuck with fellow fighter A.J. Matthews in lockdown, “I grew a lot during the quarantine,” he added. “I think that it was kind of a blessing in disguise for me to be able to slow down, not be fighting as much, and grow as a fighter. It was all positive things.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/22/ty-wan-claxton-pissed-off-rate-my-jiu-jitsu-im-a-white-belt-about-to-whoop-your-a/

Watch a new improved Ty-Wan Claxton Friday night, Show the new tools in the tool shed that he’s worked on since Covid-19. Show the Bellator viewes that he isn’t just a wrestler but a all around Featherweight.

Ricky Bandejas Defeats Pettis Bellator 242

Ricky Bandejas Bellator Bantamweight has the biggest fight of his life against Sergio Pettis. Headlining Bellator 242 tonight. Sergio Pettis is a world class fighter went to a decision against Henry Cejudo, Defeated Joseph Benavidez.

Pettis favorite against Ricky Bandejas but I believe Bandejas surprises the odd makers with a knockout against Sergio Pettis. Bandejas is confident in himself as well.

“I’m excited,” Bandejas said. “He’s been in there with the best and mixed up with the best guys at bantamweight and at 125, so I get to test myself against him. It’s going to be exciting.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/ricky-bandejas-bellator-242-main-event-sergio-pettis-title-shot

Looking to continue to his two fight winning streak as he transferred gyms over to American Top Team. Finally seeing the success come along, The hard work training at powerhouse gym American Top Team.

“The biggest misconception is I don’t want people thinking I left because I lost twice in a row. This is something I was always thinking about and I think this is going to help. I just needed some change, you know, I was stuck in a rut and that’s it. I’ve come here (to ATT) and I can start fresh. Let’s hope I can rattle off a kill streak.”

https://www.mmamania.com/2019/8/22/20759241/ricky-bandejas-interview-american-top-team-ahmet-kayretli-fight-bantamweight-bellator-225-dazn-mma

Training with some of the best fighters in the world at American Top Team will help Bandejas tremendously against Sergio Pettis. Knockout or a decision win in the biggest fight of his life.

Mike Graves Bellator Summer signing?

Bellator returns to action Bellator 242 July 24th. Excited for Bellator return, Watch some of the best fighters in the world. However some of Bellator’s fighters will have trouble traveling to Bellator events because of Covid 19, Since that’s the case Bellator needs to start signing fighters to fill there cards.

Mike Graves Titan FC Welterweight Champion is the right prospect for the Bellator to sign right now, Match up against top 10 Bellator Welterweights.

Former UFC Welterweight released because of domestic violence needs a second chance, No better second chance than to sign with the second best MMA promotion.

Becoming a Titan FC Welterweight Champion is no easy task and Graves deserves an opportunity show why he can become a Bellator Welterweight Champion with wins of Vicente Luque, Jason Jackson and Randy Brown.

Mike Graves changed since 2016, Bellator should definitely sign him in July!!

Bellator Fights to Schedule When Returns

Bellator has some great fights to make in 2020 and in the next couple years, Attract potentially millions of viewers with specific fights such as…

Douglas Lima vs Gegard Mousasi

Douglas Lima Bellator Welterweight Champion, Impressively defeated Rory MacDonald. Defeated Lorenz Larkin, Paul Daley and Andrey Koreshkov. Lima wants to move up to Middleweight and challenge Gegard Mousasi for the Bellator Middleweight Title.

Lima vs Mousasi was scheduled for Bellator 242 but the coronavirus postponed that. On paper Mousasi vs Lima is one of the best fights to schedule in the MMA world. Douglas Lima looking to build his legacy by defeating one of the best Middleweights in the world.

Mousasi can show the world he still one of the best Middleweights by defeating a welterweight in the prime of his career.

Ryan Bader vs Vadim Nemkov

Ryan Bader greatest decision he’s ever made was signing with Bellator, Bellator Champ Champ. Defeating Fedor Emelianenko, Phil Davis and King Mo.

Vadim Nemkov is next in line to challenge Ryan Bader for the Bellator Lightweight Heavyweight title. Nemkov is 27 years old, The next young hungry lion to become the Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion. Take the throne from Ryan Bader. 11-2 record, Wins over Phil Davis, Phillipe Lins, Liam McGeary.

Nemkov is one of the best young Light Heavyweights in the world. The future for Bellator.

Sergio Pettis vs James Gallagher

Sergio Pettis signed with Bellator, 1-0 with Bellator. Pettis because of his last name and being a talented fighter can challenge for the vacant Bantamweight Title. James Gallagher is one of the rising stars in Bellator, Well known for training at SBG Ireland with Conor McGregor.

James Gallagher needs a tough fight and to see if he really has what it takes, Fighting Sergio Pettis will be a real test.

Pettis vs Gallagher in San Jose or Dublin for the Bellator Bantamweight title.

Lima vs Yaroslav Amosov

Douglas Lima after challenging for the Bellator Middleweight Title, Defend his Bellator Welterweight title against Yaroslav Amosov. Yaroslav Amosov impressed the hell out of me with a grappling performance against Ed Ruth.

Yaroslav Amosov 23-0 record 4-0 with Bellator, Wins over Gerald Harris, Erick Silva, David Rickels, Roberto Soldic( KSW Welterweight Champion). Amosov is not even in his prime and he’s one of the best Bellator Welterweights.

Amosov vs Lima will be a fantastic fight to watch.

Machida vs Anatoly Tokov

Lyoto Machida is a legend, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Machida 41 years old now, However still a great fighter defeated Chael Sonnen and Rafael Carvalho. Passing the torch moment, Building up the profile of Anatoly Tokov. Tokov is 30 years old with a 29-3 record.

Anatoly Tokov trains with Fedor. Wins over Gerald Harris and Alexander Shlemenko. Fight against Machida will put him over.

Machida vs Tokov can be a main card for Bellator, Headlining event. I’d love to watch this fight in 2020.

Kyoji Horiguchi vs Sergio Pettis

Kyoji Horiguchi was the Rizin and Bellator Bantamweight Champion, Lost to Kai Asakura. Kyoji in 2020 will look to return and become the Rizin Bantamweight Champion again.

Bellator and Rizin have a cross promotion partnership. Sergio Pettis can fly over to Tokyo and represent Bellator. Pettis maybe challenge Kyoji Horiguchi for the Rizin Bantamweight Title.

Tofiq Musaev vs Michael Chandler

Tofiq Musaev won the Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix by defeating Patricio Pitbull in the final. Tofiq Musaev is one of the best Lightweights not fighting in the UFC and now it’s Michael Chandler’s turn to fight Tofiq Musaev.

Michael Chandler defeats this rising Lightweight from Rizin, That will be a significant win his MMA career.

Sign me up to watch Tofiq Musaev vs Michael Chandler.

Patricio Pitbull vs Juan Archuleta

Juan Archuleta trains with TJ Dillashaw, Aaron Pico. Coached by MMA nerd Duane Ludwig. Juan is 6-1 with Bellator, Only loss is to Patricio Pitbull. Juan Archuleta is one of the best Featherweights that Bellator has.

When the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix is over, If Patricio Pitbull loses to Pedro Carvalho than schedule a fight Patricio Pitbull vs Juan Archuleta.

Pitbull might win again but don’t underestimate Juan Archuleta, He’s defeated Ricky Bandejas, Eduardo Dantas and Henry Corrales,

Illima – Lei Macfarlane vs Juliana Velasquez

Illima Lei Macfarlane is one of the best flyweights in the world, Bellator Flyweight Champion. One of the most underrated fighters on the Bellator roster. Juliana Velasquez 10-0, 5-0 with Bellator. Might be the toughest fight on paper for Ilima- Lei Macfarlane.

Intriguing fight to watch that can headline a Bellator event, Main Card slot fight.

Adam Borics Keep Moving Forward

Adam Borics the dark horse of the Bellator Featherweight Division had a tough loss to Darrion Caldwell. After the fight was upset. Self defeated but Darrion Caldwell like the champion he is gave him heartfelt advice. Seen the talent that everyone else sees in him.

Borics loss to Caldwell was his first loss of his MMA, Kickboxing, Boxing. Took the loss hard as you can see post fight. However Borics came from tough beginnings. Born and raised in a small village in Hungary. Borics should never forget where he came from because that what got him to fighting for the #2 MMA organization in the world.

Trains at one of the best MMA Gyms in the world, Sanford MMA( Formely Hardknocks 365). Coached by Henri Hooft, Trains with Kamaru Usman, Vicente Luque, Michael Johnson, Martin Nguyen. Learning from these talented fighters, Current Champions and future champions in different MMA organizations.

Listening to their advice about dealing with losses and adversity. He’ll be back looking better than ever. Fighting against tough fighters like Henry Corrales, Daniel Straus and Leandro Higo.

Adam Borics was labeled as the dark horse of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix for a reason but got outclassed by a former Bellator Bantamweight Champion.

Borics still has the potential to become a Bellator Featherweight Champion, Maybe the loss is what he needed to not be over confident in himself because he trains like a savage. Sacrifice everything in his life to train for his upcoming fights.

The loss can be a win as well, Borics can now make a run for the Bellator Featherweight Title. Winning streak against top Bellator Featherweights and challenge for the title in the next couple years!!

Machida vs Tokov Fight that Places Anatoly Tokov on the Map

Anatoly Tokov is a sleeper Bellator Middleweight 5-0 with Bellator. Former ACB Middleweight Champion. 30 years old, Crazily strong as a Middleweight with some heavy hands, Dangerous submission game. Tokov is a top 5 Bellator Middleweight just needs significant win to make him more well known.

Lyoto Machida, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Legendary fighter whose been fighting since 2003. Fought on several UFC PPV’s. Machida fought all the great Light Heavyweights, Middleweights and can add Anatoly Tokov to his list.

Tokov vs Machida can happen in 2020 when Bellator returns during the summer or fall of 2020.

Win over Lyoto Machida will help Tokov’s career moving forward as he becomes a contender for the Bellator Middleweight Title. Helps him more being talked about as one of the best Middleweights in the world, Conversations about Tokov on the Joe Rogan podcast, Below the Belt, Chael Sonnen. Luke Thomas and Ariel Helwani.

Sets up a fight between the winner of Lima vs Mousasi. Challenging for the Bellator Middleweight Title next.

Bellator Costello Van Steenis vs Fabian Edwards Summer of 2020

Bellator Middleweight Division has world class fighters such as Gegard Mousasi, Lyoto Machida, Anatoly Tokov. Middleweight division has Costello Van Steenis and Fabian Edwards two future Bellator Middleweight Champions!

Van Steenis and Edwards were rumored to fight each other in Bellator Europe 8. Co-Main Event Slot. However thanks to the coronavirus that fight will be postponed until further notice.

Hope Scott Coker and the matchmakers return this fight when Bellator comes back.

Basically a Bellator Middleweight Contender fight.

Edwards (9-0-0) is one of the most talked about European prospects in the sport and has been in sensational form under the Bellator banner, having claimed five wins in as many outings under the banner since joining the pro rans. Edwards’ last win came against U.K. rival Mike Shipman who he defeated via split decision in London in November – a win that he felt cemented his spot as the best middleweight in the U.K. and Ireland.

Van Steenis (12-2-0) is the understudy of Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi. Although a recent trip to the U.S. saw him snap a win streak of six when he met John Salter, Van Steenis made an argument for being the most impressive young middleweight on Bellator’s roster when he ran through Shipman at Bellator 223 in London last June.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/2/28/21157378/fabian-edwards-vs-costello-van-steenis-booked-for-bellator-london-co-main-event

Fabian Edwards vs Costello Van Steenis I feel like will be one of those trilogy Middleweight fights for the next several years. Beating each other for the Bellator Middleweight Title and their trilogy begins this summer/fall of 2020.

Fighters Bellator Should Sign in 2020

Bellator heading towards the right direction with Scott Coker. Signing free agents and top prospects. Pumped up for the Bellator future. Bellator can never have enough prospects and free agents to compete with UFC and One Championship. What fighters should Bellator sign in 2020?

Roberto Soldic

Obvious #1 choice with no hesitation is Roberto Soldic. #1 Welterweight Prospect in Europe. KSW Welterweight Champion. 17-3 record at 25 years old. Wins over Driscus Du Plessis, Vinicius Bohrer. Being a KSW Welterweight Champion is quite the accomplishment.

Time to accomplish more than just being a KSW Welterweight Champion. Fight for Bellator in a long term fight deal. Fighting for the Bellator Welterweight Title.

Imagine Soldic fighting for Bellator.

Albert Tumenov

Former UFC Welterweight released would sign with ACA/ACB and become the welterweight champion. Tumenov is in his prime at 28 years old. Bellator loves signing Eastern Europe fighter, Albert Tumenov fighting in the Bellator Welterweight Division.

Incredible fights with Lima, Koreshkov, Yaroslav Amosov. Sign him SCOTT COKER.

Salahdine Parnasse

Salahdine Parnasse #1 European Featherweight Prospect. Parnasse is only 22 years old. 14-0 record. Most impressive win of his career was his last against Ivan Buchinger. He dominated Buchinger every round. Masterful performance for him.

Parnasse is from France and France in Legalizing MMA in France. Instead of UFC signing Salahdine

Igeu Kabesa

EFC Featherweight Champion. Accomplished wrestler from Africa. 12-1 record at 26 years old. Dominating his opponents at Extreme Fighting Championship. UFC is signing fighters from Africa and it’s time for Bellator to et into the sweepstakes as well.

Kabesa fighting guys like Patricio Pitbull, AJ Mckee, Darrion Caldwell.

Brett Martin

Bellator Heavyweight Division is older with Roy Nelson, Fedor, Ryan Bader and many more aged Heavyweights. Brett Martin is the LFA Heavyweight Champion. 26 years old. Fighting the older Heavyweights, Building his name.

Johnny Munoz Jr

King of the Cage had Patchy Mix and Juan Archuleta sign with Bellator. Next KOTC fighter to sign with Bellator is Johnny Munoz Jr. 10-0 record at 27 years old. KOTC Bantamweight Champion.

Khusein Askhabov

Khusein Askhabov 25 years old, Impressive undefeated record of 20-0. Tiger Muay Thai prospect. WWFC Bantamweight Champion. Wins over Luis Filho, Donovan Desmae. Khusein time to fight for a major promotion and fighting for Bellator in the rising Bantamweight division.

Myles Jury vs Alfie Davis Bellator summer

Myles Jury signed a multi fight deal with Bellator back in 2019, 1-1 with Bellator losing to Benson Henderson and defeating Brandon Girtz. Jury former UFC fighter one of the top ten Bellator Lightweights. Rising Bellator Lightweight is Alfie Davis.

Alfie Davis

13-3 record 4-0 with Bellator at 28 years old. UCMMA Welterweight Champion, Lion Fighting Welterweight Champion.

Alfie Davis is a quiet 4-0 with Bellator. Beside being a MMA Fighter he was a professional kickboxer, World Title in K1 Kickboxing, Silver Medalist WAKO and WAKO European Kickboxing Championship. Ten Time British Kickboxing Championship.

Decorated kickboxer, Winning Kickboxing Championships can now get the Bellator Lightweight title to his collection.

Alfie Davis fighting a known UFC fighter like Myles Jury will do wonders for his career, Vicious knockout in the first round or a masterful performance.

Davis needs a big win to be placed on the map and defeated former UFC fighter Myles Jury.

Myles Jury vs Alfie Davis

Myles Jury vs Alfie Davis can be a Bellator Main Card in London, Los Angeles, San Jose. Three round fight that we won’t forget. Win for Jury will place Jury higher in the Bellator Lightweight Rankings. Win for Alfie Davis will rise him through the Bellator Lightweight Rankings.

Alfie Davis discussed as a future Bellator Lightweight contender and Bellator Lightweight Champion.

Steve Mowry Future Bellator Title Contender

Steve Mowry Bellator Heavyweight prospect 7-0 record at 27 years old. Mowry trains at top MMA Gym Sanford MMA that has Kamaru Usman, Aung La Nsang, Omar Morales, Linton Vassell and Steve Mowry.

Scott Coker with the Bellator prospects “Slowly” build up the profile, Record over prospects. However Mowry has the potential to be a Bellator Heavyweight Champion.

“I think I’m close,” Mowry told MMA Junkie at Bellator 231 media day. “The only thing that separates me from the dudes that were in the (heavyweight grand prix) tournament is just fights. All those dudes, they have a lot of, ‘Been there, done that’ mileage on them. They’ve fought the best dudes. Even if it wasn’t all heavyweights the dudes in that bracket were super skilled and tough guys. Before too long I think I can be there.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/10/bellator-231-steve-mowry-close-title-contention

More fights in 2020, Gaining experience inside the ring we can Mowry be a contender by the end of 2020. Top Five Bellator Heavyweight.

Toughest fight in Mowry’s career was going to be against Rudy Schaffroth 6-1 fighter.

Steve Mowry 2020

Scott Coker hopefully returns soon and in one of their cards, Events is Steve Mowry fighting Rudy Schafforth. Win over Rudy will be the best win of Mowry’s career.

Steve Mowry in 2020 can have fights with Timothy Johnson, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson. Fighting well known Bellator Heavyweights.

Wins over Bellator Veteran Heavyweights will help Mowry ranked in the top five and be the best young Bellator Heavyweights.

Sidney Outlaw Bounce Back Win Over Piccolotti

Sidney Outlaw before fighting Bellator was one of the pound for pound prospects in the United States. Accomplished regional career with winning Ring of Combat Welterweight Title, Titan FC Lightweight Title.

Since signing with Bellator has a 1-1 record devastating knockout loss to Michael Chandler.

Loss to Michael Chandler is a tough pill to swallow but Sidney Outlaw is a great fighter and in the prime of his career at 28 years old. Start 2020 right with a fight against tough Bellator fighter Adam Piccolotti.

Sidney Outlaw vs Adam Piccolotti was scheduled for Bellator 242: Bader vs Nemkov but thanks to the lovely coronavirus that event will be postponed until further notice.

Once Bellator decides to return to business, I hope Scott Coker continues the fight between Outlaw and Piccolotti.

Bounce back win over Adam Piccolotti will give Sidney Outlaw confidence, Move up in the Bellator rankings, Starting a run for the Bellator Lightweight title.

Yaroslav Amosov Next Fight Larkin or Koreshkov

Yaroslav Amosov defeated Ed Ruth, Out Grappled the Penn- State All American with a impressive undefeated record of 23-0. Winning streak wins over David Rickels, Gerald Harris, Roberto Soldic back at Tech-Prep FC.

What’s next for him as he continues his run for the Bellator Welterweight Title?

Andrey Koreshkov

Andrey Koreshkov easily one of the best Welterweights not fighting for the UFC, Wins over Lima and Benson Henderson in his Bellator career. Andrey is a top 5 Bellator Welterweight, Always able to contend for a Bellator Welterweight Title.

Koreshkov a better striker than Amosov while Amosov has the more impressive grappling, wrestling.

Lorenz Larkin

Former UFC Top Ten Welterweight made a jump to Bellator and now has a 4-2 Bellator record. Larkin is a top 5 Bellator Welterweight, Close to challenging for the title.

Larkin is an all around fighter and up to this point will be the toughest fight. Larkin vs Amosov will be a great fight to watch. Interesting fight to put Yaroslav Amosov on the map.

Title Shot with Either Win

Lorenz Larkin or Andrey Koreshkov win over them will reward Yaroslav Amosov a title shot. Fighting the #1 Welterweight not in the UFC.. Douglas Lima.

Looking forward to his next fight, Force to be reckoned with in the Bellator Welterweight Division.

What’s Next For Ed Ruth after Loss to Yaroslav Amosov

Ed Ruth Bellator prospect that Scott Coker and Bellator has high hopes for but lost to the underrated Yaroslav Amosov whose a quiet 23-0 now. Amosov looked impressive over Ed Ruth but Ed Ruth didn’t look bad. Ed Ruth just needs to improve.

Ed Ruth isn’t a bust by any means just we seen a future Bellator Welterweight Champion that had 23 fights while Ed Ruth had ten. Test fight for him to see where’s he at.

What’s next for the Penn State All- American?

Ruth vs Crosbie or Paterno

Ed Ruth remains top ten Bellator Welterweight just needs more time to begin that journey to become a Bellator Welterweight Champion. Trains at American Kickboxing Academy now since 2019. Javier Mendez, Bob Cook will have Ed Ruth more than ready for his next Bellator fight.

The right fights for Ed Ruth at this time is fighting Kiefer Crosbie 8-1 record, Trains at SBG Ireland.

Ed Ruth vs Stefano Paterno is another option. Stefano Paterno 13-3 record at 24 years old. Paterno former Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion and IFC Welterweight Champion.

Ruth fighting tough, Bellator Welterweight Prospects similar to Jason Jackson are the perfect fights for Ed Ruth to gain his confidence back, See where he’s at and get back in the mix of becoming a champion in couple years.

Justin Burlinson Bellator Future Welterweight Champion

Justin Burlinson 22 years old is 5-0, England Welterweight Prospect that signed with Bellator. One of Bellator’s better signing as he can represent the future for Bellator as Justin Burlinson has a lot of promise.

“By the end of this year I want to have fought another 4 times and be in the top 5 welterweights in the country. So I know I have to win here and that’s exactly what I plan to do.”

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/justin-burlinson-looking-keep-hype-15736111\

Burlinson in fight against Tommy King, BAMMA Fight you can see the talent their. Raw talent just needs to keep working hard at the gym and not get distracted by the fame, Coming from a small city in England.

Burlinson may be only 4-0 as a pro but this 22-year-old has a lot of experience as he went 15-1 as an amateur. Burlinson is well-rounded that needs a little sharpening around the edges with takedown defense and at times, his striking. He has knockout power and good striking fundamentals but is better on the ground with effective jiu-jitsu. He’s a big threat with submissions holding twelve career wins by that method.

https://cagesidepress.com/2019/06/21/weekly-prospect-report-bellator-london-on-deck/

Bellator has two wins over Wendel Lewis and Maciek Gierszewski in his Bellator career.

Burlinson in 2020 won’t thrown to the wolves as he fights local prospects from the United Kingdom as Bellator continues to fight in the United Kingdom or fight in the United States.

Bellator Future Welterweight Contender

Bellator Welterweight Division is stacked with Douglas Lima, Yaroslav Amosov, Ed Ruth, Andrey Koreshkov. Scott Coker loves signing All American Wrestlers and Logan Storley is All-American Wrestler from Minnesota.

Logan Storley signed with Bellator in 2017 and is now 6-0 with Bellator. Impressive wins over Ion Pascu and AJ Matthews.

27 years old bright future ahead of him with Bellator going into the 2020 Bellator season. Rising up the Bellator Welterweight Rankings.

Logan Storley 2020 Two Fights

Logan Storley defeating two tough Bellator Welterweights in his career, Deserves to fight tougher Bellator Welterweights that can test Storley with striking and compete against his D-1 Wrestling ability.

Storley begin the 2020 season against Jason Jackson who gave Ed Ruth a really tough fight. Storley vs Jackson be a intriguing test for Logan Storley.

Grappling MMA Fan’s Dream Fight would be Logan Storley vs Neiman Gracie. Storley vs Gracie be a Bellator Welterweight Contender Fight. Main Card Fight.

Adding two more significant wins to Logan’s Bellator Career will help him become a contender entering into the Bellator 2021 Season.

Lorenz Larkin, Andrey Koreshkov 2021

Facing Lorenz Larkin former UFC Welterweight, Top Bellator Welterweight will be the toughest fight in his career. Storley vs Larkin will be a Bellator Main Event as Scott Coker can promote and build the 28/29 year old Welterweight.

Other option for Logan Storley is facing one of the best Welterweights to not fight in the UFC, Andrey Koreshkov. Another fight that can make Storley a top five Welterweight.

Depending what happens with Storley, If he wins against Larkin or Koreshkov he can be a contender in 2021. The Logan Storley contract, Scheduling his next fight.

Storley can fight Douglas Lima or Yaroslav Amosov for the Bellator Welterweight Title by 2021 or 2022.