Andrey Koreshkov

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Andrey Koreshkov on fighting ranked Sabah Homasi at Bellator 264

Andrey Koreshkov tests skills inside the confines of the cage against Sabah Homasi. This welterweight war has been positioned for Bellator 264 on Friday, August 13th.

This contest takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, and broadcasts on Showtime.

I spoke with the former divisional kingpin, with the aid of an interpreter, about his return to the organization. Also, I got Koreshkov’s thoughts on this particular matchup at the virtual media day.

Andrey Koreshkov

With Koreshkov returning to the promotional fold, this is the first time he’ll be fighting for Bellator with a set-in-place rankings system. (He is) fighting the number 10 contender at welterweight here.

I’m curious as to Andrey’s thoughts on Bellator having a formally established rankings system now that he’s back.

“I think that this rankings system, the Bellator rankings system, it’s good for people who don’t follow this sport too closely. Because it will give them the picture. It will be easy for them to understand where everybody is at this moment. For me personally, I consider myself to be a top-three fighter here in Bellator. So I’m taking this chance. I’m taking this opportunity to fight against my opponent. So my first fight after these two years absence would be just to get into the top 10 in my weight class.”

Assessment of Sabah Homasi‘s best stylistic attributes

“Well, I can say that my opponent, he is a dangerous striker himself. And what makes him even more dangerous is his physical qualities. He’s very explosive and strong, which allows him to land really hard punches. If you take a look at his fights, there are quite a lot of decent fighters whom he rocked with his strikes. Also, he is pretty good basically at everything. He has good kicks, good punches.”

“And also he’s very intuitive when he fights. He finds a good moment for his attacks and he’s actually quite versatile in his attacks. Even though he lost his last fight when he fought against Paul Daley…He was very, very close to finishing Paul Daley. It didn’t go his way but he was very close to do so.”

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