Bellator 271: Cody Law Hopes To Get A Ranked Opponent In 2022

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Cody Law vs Orland Ortega, Bellator 250 Credit: Bellator MMA

After four fights in Bellator, Cody Law hopes to get a top 10 opponent in 2022.

Law (4-0) returns to the Bellator cage for his fifth fight with the promotion this Friday at Bellator 271. In the first four fights of his professional career, he’s finished three of them, only going to a decision once. He welcomes Colton Hamm (4-3) to Bellator next.

Law likes the match-up and plans on showing off some new skills.

“I think he is a great match-up for me. He seems to like to be on his back, which works out fine for me. I like this match-up because I think it’s just one of those fights where I can go in and show off some new skills on my feet and just get more cage time. I can also get a finish pretty quickly in this fight as well. So we’ll see,” Law told Cageside Press in an exclusive interview.

There is a lot of hype behind the former NCAA Division II champion and two-time DII All-American wrestler, who trains out of American Top Team. Many say he is the future of the featherweight division.

For the hype to continue and for more people to get behind it, Law needs to break into the top 10 rankings. Law hopes to get a ranked opponent next year and then be in the top 10 rankings in 2022. He does appreciate the slow build that Bellator has given him, though.

“If I’m going to be business savvy and intelligent about it, the slow-build is like the right move, right? Look at it historically through boxing. All of the best boxers got the slow build. I haven’t been fighting for that long. I mean, I think I’m three and half years into MMA training altogether. I started mid-2018, so I have not been fighting for that long, so it’s good that I’m getting this experience,” Law said.

“You know what I mean? But I do think here in the next fight or two; it’s going to be a ranked guy-maybe, not the next one. The next one will definitely be a step up in competition. I would like to be in the rankings next year, though.”

Cody Law fights Colton Hamm at Bellator 271 this Friday, November 12, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.