Bellator 289 Post Fight Press Conference: Footage courtesy of and provided by Bellator MMA, BZA PR, and Showtime Sports. Undefeated middleweight fighter Dalton Rosta discusses his decision win over Anthony Adams on the Bellator 289 main card!

Quotes Courtesy of Bellator MMA: “I felt good. I could do that all day long. I’m used to working hard and going to dark places, then working my way out of them. I want to finish guys. Unfortunately, he was able to survive until the final bell, but I was working to get the finish.”

“If anything, it’s more a tease than anything [to just barely miss the KO.]”

“I need to continue to get better. My teammate, Johnny [Eblen], is the champ right now. I’m getting my experience in the cage. One thing I can take away from these decision wins is experience. I caught him a few good times, but he’s hard to hit. A lot of my overhands were hitting his arms.”

“I know if that’s the way he wants to fight, good for him. But I look at that as becoming a master of retreat, not a good fighter. He’s talented, but I can be comfortable all fight long if they’re not going to come to me.”

“Johnny Eblen is my teammate. Hopefully, we won’t have to fight one another, but if it comes to that, it’s only business. I’m blessed to have him at the gym.”

“I don’t wrestle unless I feel it’s there; I don’t try to force it. He was throwing a lot of knees and uppercuts up the middle. There were a couple awkward exchanges, but the only thing I really got hit with were a few kicks to the legs and the body; I blocked almost everything.”

“I have a lot of people who came here to Pittsburgh. We could sell that out. It’s a big sports town, and it’s a big fight town. There’s a lot of fighters in the area. We could sell out that arena, no problem, and I think it’s a great place to hold a fight… [Ryan Shazier] flew all the way here from LA by himself to see me fight, so thank you Ryan.”

“[John Salter] is like Romero Cotton 2.0; he keeps ducking my fight. I don’t know what’s going on on his end, but hopefully they can make the fight happen.”

Bellator 289: Stots vs. Sabatello Results

IC-Raufeon Stots (19-1) defeated #6-Danny Sabatello (13-2) via split decision (48-47, 45-50, 48-47) to retain the Bellator interim bantamweight world championship and advance to the Bellator Bantamweight World Grand Prix Finals vs. Patrick Patchy Mix

CLiz Carmouche (18-7) defeated #1-Juliana Velasquez (12-2) via submission (armbar) at 4:24 of round two to retain the Bellator flyweight world championship

#2– Patchy Mix (17-1) defeated #4-Magomed Magomedov (19-3) via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 2:39 of round two to advance to the Bellator Bantamweight World Grand Prix Finals

#5-Dalton Rosta (8-0) defeated #10-Anthony Adams (9-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Ilara Joanne (11-6) defeated #3-Denise Kielholtz (6-5) via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Jaleel Willis (16-4) defeated #8-Kyle Crutchmer (9-2) via unanimous decision

Cris Lencioni (10-3) defeated Cody Law (6-2) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) 

Christian Echols (3-2) defeated Pat Downey (1-1)via KO (punch) at 2:27 of round one

Kai Kamaka III (10-5-1) defeated Kevin Boehm (9-6) via TKO (punches) at 2:23 of round three

Michael Lombardo (13-5) defeated Mark Lemminger (12-4) via KO (punch) at 4:23 of round one

Cass Bell (6-2) defeated Jared Scoggins (10-3) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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