One of the bantamweight divisions best prospects has been signed by Bellator MMA as Raufeon Stots has reportedly inked a deal with the promotion.
Sucker Punch Entertainment, who represents Stots, posted the following on Instagram:
Very happy to announce that @raufeonstots has inked a long term exclusive deal with @bellatormma ---- Raufeon has long been known as the top bantamweight free agent in the country if not the world and we are very happy make Bellator his home. Special thanks to @mikekogan @rich_chou as always and @lfafighting for building him up and to @cffcmma who let him out of the title fight he was booked to fight in November... nice to work with promotions that look out for the fighters first! ---- Also thanks to Raufeon for trusting us and the process. Let’s go my man! #standupnigeria ---- ----
Stots (12-1-0) will come to the promotion while riding a four fight winning streak and he hasn’t been defeated in over two years. Stots is a former Victory Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion, defeating UFC veteran Rob Emerson to win the gold at Victory FC 56 in April of 2017. Stots has suffered a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came to UFC veteran Merab Dvalishvili at Ring Of Combat 59 in June of 2017.
There is no word yet on when Stots is going to be making his promotional debut or whom that will come against.