Linton Vassell entered this fight with a pro mma record of 14-4-0 (86% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.28 light heavyweight in the world; he fought three times in 2014 beating Trevor Carlson and Virgil Zwicker but then he lost to Emanuel Newton in a fight valid for the Bellator light-Hw title (=Newton vs Vassell).
His opponent, the black belt in judo Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, has a record of 16-12-0 (69% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.36 in the same weight class; he suffered two consecutive defeats in 2013, against Evgeny Erohin and Konstantin Erokhin (=Erokhin vs Sokoudjou), but after this bout he came back to win beating Terry Davinney and Malik Merad. Vassell vs Sokoudjou is on the undercard of Emanuel Newton vs Liam McGeary – Bellator 134. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 134: British Invasion
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Bellator 134 fight card (main and best fights):
Emanuel Newton vs Liam McGeary
Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal vs Cheick Kongo
Paul Daley vs Andre Santos
Linton Vassell vs Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Brennan Ward vs Curtis Millender
Josh Diekmann vs Raphael Butler
Vassell’s previous fight: Emanuel Newton vs Linton Vassell
Lawal’s next fight: Muhammed Lawal vs Linton Vassell
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