PHOENIX – A.J. McKee protege Jaylon Bates is beginning to look a complete lot like his pal and new mentor.
At Bellator 268, Bates (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) continued his successful methods when he submitted Raphael Montini (6-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) by way of armbar at 3:49 of Round 1. The end was his third submission in 4 skilled outings – all of which have come underneath the Bellator banner.
Bates, 24, has skilled at a number of gyms in his quick profession however has most not too long ago landed at Team Bodylock, coaching underneath Antonio McKee.
As quickly because the struggle hit the mat, Bates was in management. Bates rolled to mount earlier than the 2 fighters tumbled and Bates went for the arm. He adjusted his grip and reacted to Montini’s defensive ways earlier than he locked within the submission and received the faucet.
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The New Breed simply retains getting higher. 👏 @Jaylon_Bates submits Raphael Montini within the very first spherical to make it 4️⃣ wins in a row.
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— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) October 16, 2021
Bellator 268 befell Saturday at Footprint Center. The foremost card aired on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.
The up-to-the-minute Bellator 268 outcomes embody:
- Jaylon Bates def. Raphael Montini by way of submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:49
- Sullivan Cauley def. Deon Clash by way of TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:59
- Maria Henderson def. Collette Santiago by way of submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 0:40