Just his fortune, Bader appears to support the title in the division that Vassell will be making his debut in Friday. “The Swarm” competes at heavyweight inside the Bellator cage for the first time when he meets Valentin Moldavsky at the co-main event of Bellator 218 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Back in November 20 17, Vassell contested Bader for its light heavyweight title, losing by second-round TKO. Since that time, Vassell suffered yet another knock out loss, this opportunity to Phil Davis, putting him on the first losing streak of his 10-year career. Bader, However, won Another championship by conquering the Bellator Heavyweight World Grandprix.
Today Vassell finds himself at the same orbit as Bader again and again now he ’so confident that when he gets back to his winning manners, he will find another shot at him.
“I beat individuals they put in front of me, there shouldn’t be a reason why I am ’t fight Ryan Bader for a rematch,” Vassell recently told MMA Fighting.
Before being reserved to fight Bader, Vassell says he had been offered an area in the grand prix. That made their previous encounter a qualification pair of sorts, though Vassell thought there is an opportunity he would be selected for that tournament field in defeat.
Since it was, ” he ’s grateful to be making the move to heavyweight no matter the circumstances. He described his last weight cut as “horrible” also after walking around at 225 pounds during his light heavyweight days, he is now nearer to 250 without needing to be worried about dieting.
Vassell, 35, was excited when he heard concerning the Moldavsky match up. He’s fought a sambo pro earlier, however his encounter with strong grapplers and the simple fact that Moldavsky is none of the larger heavy weights on the roster has now Vassell feeling comfortable with the transition between groups.
“I simply observed a few of his struggles and I thought it had been the ideal match up,” Vassell explained. “He had been pretty match and he needed to fight as well, so it had been pretty much as easy as that. From the fights I’t seen, ” he ’s tough. Superior grappler, strong. I believe as it’s perfect for me to make my heavyweight debut. ”
Along with Bader, Vassell is interested in avenging losses to Davis and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. But he’s awaiting for anyone names to develop to heavyweight first.
In any case, after fighting with the greatest light heavy weights which Bellator had to give, you’ll find fresh marquee matchups waiting for him in what he hopes to become his permanent home from today on.
“This would be awesome. I’m here to fight, so them two names would be perfect. They’re big names. ”