However her decision to split three rounds Friday’s win was 14 minutes longer than the brutal knockout she put on in her promotional debut this past April, Avsaragova (4-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) considers victory a great educational experience for a young boxer.
“I really wanted to get some (cage experience) tonight,” Asvaragova told MMA Junkie at a post-match press conference. “I’m glad I got to three innings. … Of course, everyone likes endings. I need more time in the cage, like I said before. I really need that experience.”
Though she wanted to talk about her performance, Avsaragova brought up the topic of her next fight in her own way. The 22-year-old flyweight boxer is sure to call her about where and when she wants to fight next. October 23 is circled on her calendar.
“Honestly, I don’t want to call anyone out,” Avsaragova said. “I don’t have any names in mind but I would like to ask Bellator to give me a spot at the first Russia event they will attend in October. It is an honor for me to represent Russia. back home. That’s what I would ask for. “
Atop Bellator’s debut card in Moscow is a Russian legend and the greatest mixed martial art of all time Fedor Emelianenko, who has two battles left in his promotional contract. Like many young Russian boxers, Avsaragova grew up inspired by the “Last Emperor”.
“As a kid, I watched all of his fights like every other promising Russian MMA fighter,” Avsaragova said. “It’s an honor for me to fight on the same card (with him).”
Bellator 262 takes place on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The main card aired on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.