MMA Junkie Reports:
– 12-2-0 MMA/ 4-0 Bellator Record
– 6 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins: Bryan Goldbsy, Nick Mamalis, Ed West
– 11-0-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut
– 10 Submission, 1 Decision Victory
– Notable Wins: Humberto DeLeon, Lewis McKenzie
Bellator’s first bantamweight champion, Zach Makovsky returns for the first time since being crowned champ but his title won’t be on the line. He meets Strikeforce veteran Chad Robichaux at Bellator 41 in a non-fight bout. Bellator 41 is expected to take place on April 16th but a city and venue has yet to be determined.
Zach Makovsky became Bellator’s first 135-pound champ by winning last season’s eight-man tournament. He used his superior wrestling to defeat Nick Mamalis, Bryan Goldsby, and Ed West in fairly dominant fashion, all wins coming by unanimous decisions from the judges. Makovsky is currently riding a six-fight win streak dating back to February of last year.
Chad Robichaux has cleaned-up his competition in the regional scene, amassing a perfect record of 11-0. Ten of his eleven victories have come by way of submission stoppages, eight of them ended in the first round. Robichaux was finally tested in his latest fight, edging out a split decision against Humberto DeLeon at Strikeforce: Houston last August.