Lorenz Larkin and former Bellator MMA Welterweight Champion Andrey Koreshkov competed in the main event of Bellator 229, with Larkin scoring a split decision victory.
If there is one thing that Larkin is happy about, it is the way that MMA judging has been changing in recent years.
“In the third, he was just trying to hold me, hold me against the cage,” Larkin told MMA Junkie. “At least if you’re going to go for takedowns and punches and stuff, I’m just so glad that it’s 2019 and the judging has changed. Now they know that just because you took somebody down, if you’re not doing nothing, I don’t care if they’re baby punches, but work. Don’t just hold me there. I’m glad it turned out the way it turned out.”
Larkin has seen fifteen of his twenty nine professional MMA bouts go the distance, with Larkin winning ten of those encounters.
A victorious Larkin has his eyes set on what could happen next and the fighter would like to compete in Rizin next.
“I wanna go to Japan, man,” Larkin said. “I want to represent Bellator in RIZIN. I’m literally in the perfect position to fight for another promotion that co-promotes with my promotion, and I want to go over there and represent. They got one of their fighters up (Bellator and RIZIN bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi) up on our posters, so, Scott (Coker), let me go over there.”
The win for Larkin was his third straight under the Bellator MMA banner and it was also Larkin’s third straight victory by decision.