Bellator and Rizin Cross Promotiom has been a success, Kyoji Horiguchi vs Darrion Caldwell fighting for the Bellator Bantamweight Title. Kyoji Horiguchi now the Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Next title on the line can be the BELLATOR Light Heavyweight Title, Ryan Bader vs Jiri Prochazka.
Ryan Bader having an amazing run since signing with Bellator. Ryan Bader double champ. Bader winning the Heavyweight Tournament by beating Fedor Emelianenko.
Ryan Bader added the heavyweight championship to his Bellator resume Saturday with a first-round knockout of legend Fedor Emelianenko in the Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
It only took one punch for Bader to show he’s the baddest man in Bellator’s heavyweight division. After a brief feeling-out period, the light heavyweight champion landed a flush left hand for the win https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2817236-ryan-bader-beats-fedor-emelianenko-via-1st-round-knockout-at-bellator-214.amp.html
Jiri Prochazka since fighting for Rizin in 2015 has a 9-1 record.
What Prochazka really wants is to set up a cross-promotional championship showdown with Bellator’s double-champion, Bader. https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/5/1/18523694/rizin-champion-jiri-prochazka-calls-out-bellators-ryan-bader-i-pray-for-that
“This is what I’m looking for. I like to have big challenges. I need to feel like my opponents want to take my life. When I fight for my life, I fight at my best and a fight for the Bellator title will be my biggest challenge. This fight would make me show my best skills. My last three fights in RIZIN before the title were not so good. The opponents were good but I didn’t feel like I was under too much pressure,” Prochazka said. https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/5/1/18523694/rizin-champion-jiri-prochazka-calls-out-bellators-ryan-bader-i-pray-for-that
Bellator and Rizin should make this fight happen, Jiri Prochazka is One of the Best Light Heavyweights in the World. Jiri beat Muhammad Lawal and Vadim Nemkov.
Love to see Jiri Prochazka vs Ryan Bader for the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship!!