Mixed martial arts fighter Dovletjan Yagshimuradov from Turkmenistan told the leading channel MMATICA when he can hold his next fight.
“Before Ramadan, I want to bring the fight, while there is no exact news. I'm waiting for a response from the managers. So far, on light mode, I'm on vacation with my family. In the next fight, I'll show you everything. It's all right now, I'm used to it. After the last fight... I think it was a victory. I ask all the time to give me a fight as soon as possible. To be honest, fighting every half a year is no longer interesting. If they keep going like that, every half a year... I'm not that interested in fighting. I want to fight at least once every three months. Unfortunately, everywhere there is either a shortage of fighters, or no one agrees. Or they don’t know, they don’t give anyone,” Yagshimuradov said.
As a reminder, in December 2020, Dovletjan Yagshimuradov received a contract with the Bellator promotion. The athlete became the first Bellator fighter from Turkmenistan. Both of his fights in Bellator Yagshimuradov held in 2021.
In the spring, he made his promotional debut against Corey Anderson in the quarter-finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. Anderson won the fight via knockout in the 3rd round.
In October, Dovletjan Yagshimuradov lost by unanimous decision to Swede Karl Albrektsson. The defeat was the second for the fighter in Bellator and the seventh in his professional career. Yagshimuradov also has 18 wins and 1 draw on his account.
32 years old Yagshimuradov became the champion in the Russian organization ACB (2018) and retained the title after the formation of the ACA league (2019).