Timothy Johnson to Take On Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 225 in August

By Cole Shelton Jul 12, 2019

A heavyweight rumble is going down at Bellator 225 between Timothy Johnson and Valentin Moldavsky this August.

Sources told Sherdog.com on Friday that Johnson (12-5) has his second Bellator MMA fight booked, against Moldavsky (8-1) at Bellator 225. The event will take place at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on August 24, and is headlined by the second showdown between heayvweights Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov.

Johnson is coming off of a knockout loss to Cheick Kongo at 208 last October in his Bellator debut. Before that, the 34-year-old went 4-3 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship with wins over the likes of Marcin Tybura and Marcelo Golm. The 34-year-old also mentioned to Sherdog.com that he has been wanting to get back into the cage for quite some time, and now his time has come.

Moldavsky, meanwhile, is riding a three-fight winning streak, last beating Linton Vassell by decision at Bellator 218. His other two wins inside the promotion came when he knocked out Ernest James and beat Carl Seumanutafa by decision. The Stary Oskol, Russia, resident has also competed in Rizin Fighting Federation before making his way to the Viacom-owned promotion.

Bellator 225 goes down on August 24 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and will be headlined by a heavyweight rematch between Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov.


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