Linton Vassell entered this fight with a pro mma record of 18-7-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.12 light heavyweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive defeats, against Phil Davis in 2018 (Phil Davis vs Linton Vassell) and Ryan Bader in 2017 (Ryan Bader vs Linton Vassell); before this bout he had beat Liam McGeary (Liam McGeary vs Linton Vassell).
His opponent, the 2018 world combat sambo champion Valentin Moldavsky, has a record of 7-1-0 (57% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.74 heavyweight. He suffered his only loss when he faced Amir Aliakbari in 2016 (via split decision, Valentin Moldavsky vs Amir Aliakbari), after this bout he has won over Carl Seumanutafa and Ernest James. Vassell vs Moldavsky is on the undercard of Emmanuel Sanchez vs Georgi Karakhanyan 2 – Bellator 218. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 218: Sanchez vs. Karakhanyan 2
Where: Winstar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Vassell’s previous fight: Phil Davis vs Linton Vassell
Vassell vs Moldavsky full fight video:
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Official video (USA)