Valentin Moldavsky appointed for Bellator Candidates fight

Valentin Moldavsky appointed for Bellator Candidates fight

Former interim Bellator heavyweight champion Valentin Moldavsky will fight his next fight on March 10 at Bellator 292 in San Jose against British Linton Wassell.

The duel, which received contender status, was officially announced by representatives of the American League.

30-year-old Valentin Moldavsky had two fights last year, losing by unanimous decision to Ryan Bader in a unification match in January, and accidentally hitting Steve Mowry in the eye in August, as a result of which the fight with the American was declared invalid.

Linton Vassell, 39, is on a four-fight streak with a split decision win over Tyrell Fortune and TKO finishes against Sergey Kharitonov, Ronnie Marquez and Timothy Johnson.

Currently, Valentin Moldavsky and Linton Vassell occupy the first and second lines in the Bellator heavyweight division rankings, respectively.