Meanwhile on the Bellator side of MMA, There’s a potential hype storyline in the making.
Right now if you go look at the Lightweight Ranking in Bellator. The current champ Patrick “Pitbull” is also Bellator’s current Pound-per-Pound.
The #1 contender is none other than Usman Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s cousin, a 24yo undefeated prodigy with a 90% finish rate, who managed to snag the #1 spot after four consecutive Bellator wins with three consecutive one round finishes.
The #2 contender is Tofiq Mosaev, a 32yo former Rizin champion who fought Pitbull in japan in 2019 and won a decision. He snagged the #2 spot after a strong debut into Bellator against the #1 contender at the time, with a TKO first round making it his 11th first round finishes in his career.
I’m gonna be taking a look at this development for sure. But ofc, Charles vs Makhachev is priority atm.