Italy’s own Daniele Scatizzi returned to the win column at Bellator 287 in Milan on Saturday, improving his overall record with the promotion to 3-2 care of a unanimous decision win over Davy Gallon.
“I’m just feeling amazing. It’s another big victory against a great opponent like Davy Gallon,” Scatizzi (12-6) told Cageside Press and other media members following the bout. “He came from a big victory over Charlie Leary and other guys in Bellator, and it’s just amazing because I won in front of all my crowd, my Italian fans, friends and family.”
Despite fighting at home against a veteran of the division, Scatizzi explained that he didn’t put too much pressure on himself ahead of the fight.
“If I have to be honest, not too much pressure. Not too much, because I knew how to fight against guys like Davy Gallon. Because he’s a judo guy, he hits really strong, and after he came for big takedowns, big throws,” Scatizzi noted. “I know how to fight this kind of guy.”
So what’s next for Scatizzi? That’s hard to say, mainly because he doesn’t pay too much attention to the rest of the weight class.
“I have to say the truth, I don’t even know the other names of the guys in my division. I know it looks funny, but it’s like this. I don’t really know other guys in my division,” the Italian admitted. “I’m a strange type of fighter, because really, I don’t watch really, a lot of MMA fights. So anyone in the rankings.”
“I have to be honest, I think I deserve a spot in the first 10 of the rankings. I think I just deserve it. Maybe I have one name — Kane Mousah. One time I had to fight with him here in Milan.”
That was at Bellator 230, back in 2019, an event that Scatizzi was forced to withdraw from. “He did a good fight on the Dublin [Bellator 285] card, I think it’s going to be a good match-up, me and him. I think he deserves to fight in the first 10 of the rankings. Maybe it can be a good fight for me.”
Watch the full Bellator 287 post-fight media appearance by Daniele Scatizzi above.