One of the better fights out of any promotion over the weekend was Bellator 276’s main event featherweight fight between Adam Borics and Mads Burnell.
A five round, back-and-forth scrap that pitted Borics’ Muay Thai against Burnell’s boxing, there was never a dull moment in the contest. Both men landed, and often, Borics relying heavily on knees and elbows, while Burnell ripped the body.
When the smoke cleared, it was Borics (18-1) coming away with the unanimous decision win — and very likely a shot at the winner of A.J. McKee vs. Patricio Pitbull 2.
In no uncertain terms, Borics told media outlets including Cageside Press following Bellator 276 that “I am ready for the title fight.”
He may not be ready immediately, however. Borics was limping badly after five rounds of attacking with leg kicks, and suggested he may have broken his foot. Regardless, he plans to be back later in 2022. “Second part of the year, I’m ready. They [McKee and Pitbull] are fighting in April, and after they need a rest, like two or three months also. So I will be ready.”
On his takeways from Saturday’s main event with Burnell, Borics said that “He’s a tough dude, man. It was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed [it]. It makes me confident, after five rounds, I wasn’t tired, and it was a high pace. A lot of people were talking about, I cannot go at a high pace, and I think I showed everybody I’m ready for the title, and I can do five rounds easy. So let’s go.”
Watch the full Bellator 276 post-fight press conference with Adam Borics above.