Bellator Welterweight Champion Yaroslav Amosov is currently in Ukraine fighting the Russian invasion. The Ukrainian MMA star decided to stay back in his country which forced him to pull out of his scheduled title defense but he has not forgotten about his belt.
In a video clip posted by Bellator president Scott Coker, Amosov can be seen retrieving his Bellator World Title from a ruined building in Ukraine. Currently 26-0 in his professional MMA career, Amosov retrieved the belt while serving on active duty for the army.
Earlier, Amosov had criticized the reporting of the Ukrainian conflict through a post on Instagram.
“Greetings to all. Wanted to say — well, wanted to repeat — many people talked about this special operation. You’re not saving us. We are defending ourselves. Russian troops came to our territory and they talk about saving us? It’s very interesting to me, who did you save in this house? And this is just a fraction of it. It drops [a shell] on orphanages and regular houses. They shoot at civilians. Terrible things are happening. I don’t understand those people who don’t believe what is going on in our country, they watch their TV and think everything is okay here. They believe that you [the Russian people] are saving us. You’re not saving us, I don’t know how people of Ukraine will forgive Russia for what they did to our country. And this is not even the end,” he had noted.
You can see the video of Amosov getting the title back below.