Bellator 278: Danny Sabatello dominates Jornel Lugo to advance to Grand Prix
Enrique Barzola competed against Nikita Mikhailov for a spot in the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix at Bellator 278.
Nikita Mikhailov and Enrique Barzola were the second of two qualifiers at Bellator 278 to decide who would compete in the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, the winner would then face off against Magomed Magomedov. Magomedov is a finishing machine and despite losing to Raufeon Stots, Magomedov is one of the toughest draws in the division.
Barzola bested Fedor’s team member Mikhailov in all three rounds and didn’t let up throughout the encounter. When the judges made their decision, there was little doubt as to who would move on.
Now Barzola faces a very strong Magomedov in the first round of the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix. Barzola dominated his fight as did his qualifier Danny Sabatello who smashed through Jornel Lugo. Both Barzola and Sabatello will need to up their game if they hope to have any shot at winning the bantamweight championship and $1 million.
Bellator 278: Juliana Velasquez vs. Liz Carmouche takes place live from the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, HI on Friday April 22, 2022. Follow FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.
https://fansided.com/2022/04/22/enrique-barzola-grinds-nikita-mikhailovinto-dust-move-onto-bellator-bantamweight-grand-prix/ Enrique Barzola crushes Nikita Mikhailov to dust at Bellator 278