The Bellator MMA roster will continue to have some Russian influence on it as the promotion has re-signed three fighters from that country.
A report from MMA Junkie is stating that the promotion has re-signed Sergei Kharitonov, Vadim Nemkov and Anatoly Tokov to deals. The reports states that all the re-signings are multi-fight deals, but the exact number of bouts and financial numbers for each contract weren’t revealed.
Kharitonov (28-6-0-1NC, 2-1 Bellator MMA) has won two of three under the Bellator MMA banner, with those wins coming over the duo of Chase Gormley and Roy Nelson. Kharitonov fights again in the main event of Bellator 216, facing UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight division affair.
Nemkov (10-2-0, 3-0 Bellator MMA) is currently undefeated in the promotion, picking up wins over Philipe Lins, Liam McGeary and Phil Davis. Nemkov has picked up ten wins as a professional MMA fighter and eight of them have come by way of KO/TKO.
Tokov (27-2-0, 3-0 Bellator MMA) is also undefeated in Bellator MMA, defeating the trio of Francisco France, Vladimir Filipovic and Alexander Shlemenko. Tokov is a former Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) Middleweight Champion, defeating Arbi Agujev to win the gold in May of 2016.
Bellator's next show comes on January 25 from the Forum in Inglewood, California, with Bellator 214.