Dalton Rosta had his eye on Romero Cotton for awhile and when he finally got his hand on him he made the most of it.
Prior to their meeting at Bellator 283, the two middleweight contenders where booked scheduled t fight on four occasions. After the first three never happened, Rosta said he was done with Cotton, only to have the promotion book a fourth fight scheduled with the two.
In the lead up to the fight, Rosta spoke with MyMMANews in an interview in which he expressed his confidence in winning the match.
Then a few weeks later the two finally fought and Rosta did everything he said he would,
In the opening round of the fight, Cotton would shoot for takedowns as expected, but Rosta would stuff every single one and land a number of big punches on way to securing the first round.
Then in the second round, it was all Rosta as he now only continued to stuff takedowns, but he also dished out a lot punishment and entered the final round with a clear cut win 2-0 advantage on the judges scorecards.
Finally, in the last round of the fight, Rosta only needed a few seconds to win the fight as he landed a big superman punch and then followed it up with a big hook that ended the fight very quickly into the third round.
The win marked the biggest of Rosta’s career and now he’s ready to become a major contender within Bellator’s middleweight division.
Following his win over Cotton, Rosta once again spoke with MyMMANews and this time he broke down his win over Cotton, discussed what he wants next and he showed his love for Pittsburgh by talking about the upcoming Steelers season.
You can watch his full interview in the video above.
A full list of results from Bellator 283 are listed below:
Welterweight Main Event: Jason Jackson defeated Douglas Lima via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Tofiq Musayev defeated Sidney Outlaw via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:27
Lightweight Bout: Usman Nurmagomedov defeated Chris Gonzalez via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:54
Welterweight Bout: Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov declared no-contest (unintentional illegal elbow) – R1, 2:52
Heavyweight Bout: Marcelo Golm defeated Davion Franklin via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:36
Middleweight Bout: Dalton Rosta defeated Romero Cotton via TKO (left hook) – Round 3, 0:38
Flyweight Bout: Veta Arteaga defeated Vanessa Porto via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:47
Lightrweight Bout: Gadzhi Rabadanov defeated Bobby King via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight Bout: Akhmed Magomedov defeated Kevin Boehm via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 1:16
Welterweight Bout: Roman Faraldo defeated Luis Iniguez via KO (punch) – Round 1, 3:42
Bantamweight Bout: Jaylon Bates defeated Mark Coates via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
160-lb. Catchweight Bout: Archie Colgan defeated Bryan Nuro via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:15