Yaroslav AMOSOV: “This is SAMBO, baby!”


The Ukrainian champion is pleased with his performance and winning the Bellator title

Ukrainian fighter of the Bellator welterweight division Yaroslav Amosov (26–0) commented on his victory over Douglas Lima in the main event of Bellator 260.

Undefeated Amosov became the first Ukrainian champion of Bellator.

“Many people thought that I would not be in the best condition in this fight, I would not be able to fight all five rounds. I can’t say that I fought all five, but half the rounds I tried to fight in the stance, half I fought. I tried to listen to my coaches. People thought that I would not succeed, because my last fight was difficult, but no one knows what the situation was in preparation. Therefore, I was not a favorite, they saw that I could fight all five rounds. It’s sambo, baby.

I wanted my son to be born and I was a champion. This was my biggest motivation. Now I can freely recover, rest, wait for my son and help my wife. If I lost, it would be emotionally very difficult for me. I would ask for another fight, fight as soon as possible. It would be hard for me,” said Amosov.