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Bellator Champ calls out Leon Edwards and other top names

Yaroslav Amosov, the Bellator Welterweight Champion, is quite optimistic about his chances in the event that he fights Leon Edwards.

This past weekend, Amosov triumphantly returned to the Bellator cage by defeating Logan Storley at Bellator 291. After taking time off from fighting to fight on the front lines in Ukraine, he won by unanimous decision. With his victory, Amosov will probably climb a few slots in the Bellator pound-for-pound rankings.

For the first time, Bellator boasts at least two champions, namely middleweight champion Johnny Eblen and lightweight champion Amosov, who could pose a threat to the reigning UFC titles in both weight classes. Amosov believes he would prove his mettle if Bellator and the UFC co-promoted events together.

Amosov recently shared his opinions on potential mega fights with Leon Edwards and other opponents on The MMA Hour.

“I think all sportsmen must think that they’re No. 1. Yes, of course, I’m No. 1 in the world. If champions from other promotions want to fight with me, we’ll fight in Bellator, of course.”

Bellator is willing to collaborate with other promotions to host events together. Recently, they collaborated with RIZIN to produce a New Year's Eve event that featured big personalities like AJ McKee and Patricio "Pitbull" Freire.

At Bellator 260, Amosov won the welterweight championship by defeating Douglas Lima. After originally being scheduled to meet Michael "Venom" Page at Bellator 281, the contest with Storley served as his first title defence.

At UFC 286 next month, Edwards will defend the title against Kamaru Usman. He defeated Usman in a matchup at UFC 278 last year.


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