With Bellator continuing to add to their abundance of prospects, a new superstar has begun to emerge in the Bantamweight division. Jaylon “New Breed” Bates (2-0) continues to provide every reason to believe he will be a Bellator Bantamweight champion. The 24-year-old prospect has used his well-rounded fight style to start his mixed martial arts career with a 9-0 amateur record and 2-0 pro record. Bates signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator that will offer him the opportunity to have a stable fight schedule and allow him to purely focus on his development. Let’s take a look at the background for Bellator’s next superstar Jaylon Bates.
Last Five Fights
- Submission WIN (Modified Guillotine Choke 1:27 R2) vs. Jeffrey Glossner @ Bellator 256 – 04/09/2021
- Decision WIN (Unanimous) vs. Joe Supino @ Bellator 251 – 11/05/2020
- Decision WIN (Unanimous) vs. Erik Mendez @ Rumble at the Roseland 105 – 12/21/2019 (AMATEUR)
- Submission WIN (Rear Naked Choked 1:21 R5) vs. Devon Jackson @ Rumble at the Roseland 104 – 09/21/2019
- KO/TKO WIN (Punches 1:40 R3) vs. Abdul Kamara @ Rumble at the Roseland 99 – 09/08/2018
Why Jaylon Bates?
- Bates had a 9-0 amateur record before going pro
- Won multiple amateur championship belts in different promotions such as Tuff N Uff and Full Contact Fighting
- A well-Rounded fighter with 5 Submissions, 3 KO/TKOs, and 3 Decision wins (Amateur and Pro).
- Only 24 years old with time to evolve into a superstar
- Trains at American Top Team Portland with Ed Herman, Fabiano Scherner, and more
What is Next?
After an unbelievable 9-0 amateur run, Jaylon Bates has been nothing short of phenomenal since turning pro nearly six months ago. He now has a 2-0 pro record with plenty of time to extend his undefeated record in 2021. His latest win came only five days ago at Bellator 256 when he locked up a gnarly “modified guillotine choke” in the second round. With little damage taken, we may see Bates look to turn this fight around quickly with the hopes of staying active.
Possible opponents for Jaylon Bates include Will Smith (3-3), John Douma, (5-2), or Raphael Uchegbu (2-0). With plenty of time to develop and a great team behind him, you can be ensured that Bates will be a world champion at some point in his career.
Jaylon Bates Social Media: @NewBreedKing1 (Twitter and Instagram)
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