The 2018 world combat sambo champion Valentin Moldavsky entered this fight with a mma record of 9-1-0 (44% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 heavyweight in the world. 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, Ernest James, Linton Vassell (Linton Vassell vs Valentin Moldavsky) and Javy Ayala.
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Tuf Hw tournament winner Roy Nelson, has an official record of 23-18-0 (83% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.37 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last five fights, against Javy Ayala in 2017 (Roy Nelson vs Javy Ayala); in his last two bouts he has lost to Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic (Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs Roy Nelson 2) and Frank Mir (Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson 2). Nelson vs Moldavsky is on the undercard of Ryan Bader vs Vadim Nemkov – Bellator 244. Watch the video and rate this fight!