Alex Polizzi notched a victory over Grant Neal via split decision in the featured preliminary prizefight of Bellator 266. This went down on Saturday, September 18th from SAP Center in San Jose, California, and was broadcasted on Showtime.
The Chosen Few Gym product now has back-to-back wins under the Bellator MMA banner after Polizzi took the first loss of his professional MMA career in November 2020.
Neal went into this bout ranked number seven in the 205-pound division and was undefeated prior to Saturday’s fight.
The tenacity and aggressive wrestling game of Eazy Polizzi paid dividends in his fourth fight within Bellator MMA. It would seem like he can look forward to solidifying a spot in the top ten rankings when the next rollout of the divisional hierarchies happens.
The former LFA light heavyweight champion is no stranger to gold and has taken yet another step in advancing himself towards a possible future shot at that Bellator crown.
I spoke with Polizzi at the Bellator 266 post-fight press conference. The excerpt from our interaction is below.
The (Arby’s) ink was kind of mentioned there. Bellator during your fight on their Twitter account just simply tweeted “Arby’s.”
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) September 19, 2021
What are your thoughts on that? It seems like this thing is picking up steam here for the sponsorship.
Alex Polizzi said, “Hey, man. If we’re picking up steam that’s just more buzz getting into Arby’s ears. I’m here, I’m ready. I’m hungry. Let’s make something happen.”
And also, what do you got to say to the people out in Beloit at The Rock Bar and Grill; To the people watching (in your hometown)?
Polizzi stated, “If you guys are still at The Rock, make sure to grab a couple of beers and raise them high. We got the W. Bringing it back for Beloit.”
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