Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov Announced as Bellator 239 Main Event

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Yaroslav Amosov Credit: Mike McCory/Cageside Press

A battle of top welterweights headlines Bellator 239, as Ed Ruth has been matched up against Yaroslav Amosov in the card’s main event this February.

The Bellator 239 main event is set, and will see the promotion head to Thackerville, Oklahoma for the first time in 2020. In a press release Monday, Bellator officials announced that Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov would headline the February card. Also announced, a lightweight co-main event between Brandon Girtz and Myles Jury.

Welterweight Ruth (8-1) will enter his first main event with the company coming off a pair of wins over Jason Jackson and former UFC athlete Kiichi Kunimoto. A decorated wrestler who has spent his entire professional career with Bellator MMA, Ruth’s only setback to date was a welterweight grand prix loss to Neiman Gracie last year at Bellator 213.

Amosov (22-0), meanwhile, is somewhere beyond prospect status at this point. The undefeated Ukrainian has defeated Gerald Harris, Erick Silva, and Caveman Rickels since joining Bellator in 2018. He also holds a notable win outside Bellator over future KSW champ Roberto Soldić.

Bellator 229’s co-main event, as noted, will feature former UFC lightweight Myles Jury (17-5) taking on Bellator mainstay Bradon Girtz (16-8). Jury will enter the fight off a loss to Benson Henderson in his promotional debut, while Girtz is coming off a win against fellow Bellator veteran Saad Awad.

Bellator 239 takes place Friday, February 29 at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The card is expected to air live on the Paramount Network.

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