Bellator 250: Dalton Rosta Says He Has More Power at Middleweight


Bellator prospect Dalton Rosta is 3-0 in his career to date, with all of those wins coming in the Bellator cage. All three have been by stoppage, and that’s after a successful amateur stint.

At Bellator 250, Rosta gets a step up in competition against another promising prospect, Ty Gwerder. It’s Rosta’s second straight fight at middleweight, after staring his career at 205lbs.

When it comes to power, “I have more” at middleweight, Rosta said during the Bellator 250 media day this week. “I’m a bigger 85 pounder, I cut down to 85 not only because of the size advantage that I’m going to gain, but I felt like it’s a better fit for me to take over the weight class.”

Following his last bout, Rosta proclaimed that he wanted to finish his five-fight Bellator deal at 5-0 with five stoppages. To hit that mark, “the key is just sticking to my game plan. Pressuring [Gwerder],” he told Cageside Press.

“Watching him fight, he does a lot of things well, and he’s explosive, but he doesn’t like being pressured. He doesn’t have great wrestling, it’s going to be easy to change things up, keep him guessing,” continued Rosta. “He’s not gonna know from striking, he’s not gonna know from wrestling. I could be throwing both in there, who knows? You guys will see Thursday night, but I don’t see it lasting longer than the second round at the latest. We don’t get paid by the round. The earlier the better. I’m hoping for a first round finish. But I don’t see it going past the second at the latest.”

With this being the second time Dalton Rosta has competed during the pandemic, he’s a little more used to the process now. Which has allowed him to better plan his training and rest spots this time around. “Everything’s been going smoothly so far,” he told us. “My weight’s coming down really well.”

Watch the full Bellator 250 virtual media day press scrum with Dalton Rosta above.


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