Bellator—as much as Dana White would probably hate to admit it—has some excellent fighters under contract. Although the promotion’s roster is still rather small, there’s some serious depth on display in the Bellator cage.
The following list is comprised of the best the promotion has to offer, all of whom I feel could successfully compete inside of the Octagon. But what’s amazing is that beyond these 10 men, there are others already showcasing the talent required to compete on the biggest stage the sport knows.
Whether you’re pro-Bellator, anti-Bellator or completely indifferent, it needs to be understood that this is a company driven by talent, first and foremost.
The best guys in the sport not competing under the Zuffa-owned UFC banner? Most of them are fighting for Bellator.
With the Spike deal moving forward successfully, expect to see more talent board ship in the future. Right now, there may only be a handful of marquee names that call Bellator home, but the chances of that changing inside the next year look good.