Bellator 252: Yaroslav Amosov Looking for a Big Fight, or Title Fight, Next

Following a split decision win against Logan Storley, himself undefeated until Bellator 252, Yaroslav Amosov’s record improved to 25-0.

That’s no small feat in MMA. Fighters like Glover Teixeira and Juan Archuleta have gone on stellar win streaks over the years, but few have made it to 20 straight wins. Fewer still without taking one or two early losses. When it comes to undefeated streaks, Khabib Nurmagomedov sits at 29-0. A.J. McKee has won his first sixteen fights without a loss or draw. It’s a rare feat, really, that Amosov has achieved.

That said, speaking to media outlets including Cageside Press following Bellator 252, Amosov admitted that his performance wasn’t his favorite. “I always have to improve my skills. No matter what, I have to improve, improve, improve,” the Ukrainian welterweight stated.

That might have something to do with the nature of the victory. Storley never gave up on his takedowns. He had his share of success, but never seemed able to keep Amosov down. The end result, a split decision.

“Of course, I was very nervous before the decision, because this could have changed my history a lot, and changed the direction,” observed Amosov. “Everything is good now, thank God. Now I’m going to ask for a big fight.”

A big fight, and potentially a title fight. As Amosov also pointed out, “I have six fights in Bellator. I win six fights. Nine months, three fights. [At] my weight, only I have three fights in nine months.” He’s not necessarily wrong. And among those six wins are names like Caveman Rickels, Erick Silva, and Ed Ruth.

“I’m ready. Give me rest, and I’m ready [for my] next fight,” said Amosov. But first up, a little R&R. “Now I want to eat pizza, and after I’ll decide [when to fight next].” And see his family, Amosov added. “I want to eat pizza, and see my family.”

Watch the full Bellator 252 post-fight press scrum with Yaroslav Amosov above.