UNCASVILLE, Conn. – If Yaroslav Amosov wins title gold in the Bellator 260 main event, his life won’t change much – but he hopes to inspire the lives of others.
Amosov (25-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) grew up in a small village in the Ukraine, and even though he’s on the poster for Friday’s card at Mohegan Sun Arena, he doesn’t plan on giving up the simple life he lives. But if he wins, the impact will be felt by a community back home – and that means a lot to him.
“I’m from a small city,” Amosov told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “I want to show everyone the guy from a small city like me can prove to everybody that it’s possible and anything is possible that you want to achieve in your life.”
Bellator 260, which is headlined by Amosov’s title challenge against welterweight champion Douglas Lima (32-7 MMA, 14-3 BMMA) takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The main card streams on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.
You can watch the interview with Amosov above.