Undefeated heavyweight Steve Mowry is no stranger to finishing his opponents quickly, but vows to show off the most complete version of himself yet at Bellator 290.
In his previous outing last August at Bellator 284, Mowry (11-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) didn’t make it out of the first round due to an accidental eye poke from Valentin Moldavsky. The unfortunate incident led to the being declared a no contest, although Mowry’s undefeated professional record remained intact.
At Bellator 290, Mowry returns to action to face Ali Isaev, a fellow undefeated heavyweight with a strong grappling game. However, Isaev (9-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will have to figure out how to deal with Mowry’s 6-foot-8 frame.
“Obviously, a very skilled wrestler,” Mowry told MMA Junkie radio. “He comes from a really high wrestling pedigree. Obviously, he’s a gamer, he shows up. He’s beaten a lot of guys that not only had the experience advantage on him but also, and I would hate to say it, but probably the skill advantage. They were more well-rounded in their game, but he shows up and gets it done.”
Through six fights under the Bellator banner, Mowry has finished each opponent; five of them in the first round by TKO or submission. Mowry expects to keep the judges out of the result again when he gets locked in with Isaev, as he promises a version of himself we have yet to witness.
“February 4, 2023, you are going to see the nastiest, meanest, most violent, most complete Steve Mowry that’s ever been in the cage.”