Bellator launched 18 fighters from the corporate over the weekend.
Bellator introduced that Daniel Straus, Bec Rawlings, Tywan Claxton, Heather Hardy, Joh Teixeria, Khonry Gracie, Liam McGeary, Tyree Fortune, Alessio Sakara, Amanda Bell, Chuck Campbell, Demarques Jackson, Dominic Mazzotta, Oleg Rubin, Kirill Sidelnikov, Mike Jasper, Steve MacDonald, and Ryan Spillane have all been launched their from their offers with the corporate.
A lot of the names listed above have been struggling or had large gaps of their skillsets to justify preserving on. Others have been nearing the tip of their careers or have been inactive for too lengthy. That doesn’t imply they’re all completed. In actual fact, many will greater than seemingly preserve combating elsewhere. So what three names ought to ought to get a second probability elsewhere?
Listed here are the place three lately launched Bellator fighters ought to find yourself
Liam McGeary (ONE Championship)
Liam McGeary could not have a lot left within the tank at 38 however he’s nonetheless bought one thing of a reputation. The previous mild heavyweight champion looks as if he could be completed however the ONE Championship mild heavyweight division is missing in large names and if McGeary may put collectively a run as Brandon Vera did in his late 30s, then perhaps McGeary may get again in some larger fights againt the divisions finest.
Heather Hardy (Invicta)
A former standout in boxing, perhaps Heather Hardy took on an excessive amount of directly. The veteran fighter is 2-2 in MMA, all 4 fights coming throughout her run in Bellator, however a scarcity of a floor sport damage her. Not lively for the reason that pandemic, perhaps Hardy would do properly to tackle a few of the abilities from Invicta. At 39, nonetheless, she could be trying on the finish of her profession after her launch from Bellator. If she have been a bit larger, she’d be an incredible opponent for Clarissa Shields within the PFL.
Olga Rubin (PFL)
Olga Rubin could not have fought at 155 kilos usually, however contemplating how weak the PFL light-weight division is in the meanwhile, they may use any expertise they will get. Rubin is a high-volume striker and one of many extra stunning cuts from Bellator over the weekend. Her high-volume putting made it laborious to beat her and he or she even bought a shot at Julia Budd’s featherweight title however she got here up quick.
An honorable point out shoutout to Bec Rawlings, who ought to get a shot in Rizin or ONE Championship.