In accordance with the Bellator contract, the next fight will be the last for the Turkmen fighter Dovletjan Yagshimuradov in his contract with the organization. Then he will either sign a new contract with Bellator, or go to one of the other promotions. Dovletjan Yagshimuradov stated this in an interview with the MMATIKA channel.
“The managers told me that I had one fight left -“you need to win it”. That is all. Then we'll see how the contract will be extended or we'll see another place”, said Yagshimuradov.
Also, Yagshimuradov admitted that next fight he wants with former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
Dovletjan Yagshimuradov signed a contract with the Bellator promotion in December 2020, becoming the first fighter in this organization from Turkmenistan. He has 19 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw.