The Bellator 239 mixed martial arts tournament will be held on February 22 in Thackerville (USA). In one of the main fights, Russian Valentin Moldavsky will fight with American Javy Ayala.
At what time Javy Ayala vs. Valentin Moldavsky fight?
The fight time is February 22, 2020, at 02:30 AM EST.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+, ESPN, and PPV
How many wins and losses Javy Ayal have?
Javy Ayal has 11 wins and 7 loss.
How many wins and losses Valentin Moldavsky have?
Valentin Moldavsky has 8 wins and 1 loss.
Ayala became recognizable after sensational wins over Russian Sergei Kharitonov by knockout at the 16th second of the match. But the Americans failed to develop success. After that, he lost to Roy Nelson and Cheick Kongo. In his last fight, he defeated the aged and unmotivated Frank Mir by TKO in the second round.
Ayala was supposed to fight the United States with Vitaly Minakov, but their fight had to be canceled, as the Russian could not get an American visa.
As a result, Javy will fight with one of the main contenders for the champion’s belt, Valentin Moldavsky, a student of Fedor Emelianenko.
Moldavsky signed a contract with Bellator in 2017 after losing at the Rizin 4 tournament in a fight against Iranian Amir Aliakbari. In the American League, Valentine had three fights and won all. There were beats Carl Seumanutafa, Ernest James and Linton Vassell. Russian fans expected Moldavsky to fight for the champion’s belt against Ryan Bader, but the leadership of the promotion decided differently. In May, Bader will defend the light heavyweight belt in a confrontation with another student Emelianenko – Vadim Nemkov.
As a result, the league matchmakers decided that Moldavsky will fight with Javy Ayala in standby mode. And this is a big risk for the Russian fighter. In case of defeat, he will definitely roll back in the ranking and will not receive a title fight in the coming years.
Javy Ayala vs Valentin Moldavsky Prediction
Ayala is a dangerous puncher who can knock out with a single hit. Despite injuries, prolonged weight loss and overweight, one should not forget that the American is a natural heavyweight, and Moldavsky rises to him from the category of 93 kg. The battle is likely to drag on at least until the start of the third round.