If the next six months unfold as Joe Warren expects he will have a Bellator championship slung over both of his shoulders. Already set to put his featherweight title on the line against the eventual winner of this season’s divisional tournament in a few months, Warren took to the broadcast booth at Bellator 37 and announced his intention to compete at 135 pounds when the company returns for Season 5 later this year as part of the promotion’s field working towards an eventual shot at Zach Makovsky’s bantamweight belt.
Makovsky has won his last six fights include four in the Bellator cage. He is 12-2 overall with submission success against five of his opponents and is actually undefeated at his championship weight with both losses coming in 145-pound affairs.
A highly-decorated amateur wrestler, the 6-1 Warren is also streaking in the right direction with four straight victories including a title-win against Joe Soto last September at Bellator 27. The outspoken has also had his hands raised in the past against a number of notable foes such as Chase Beebe, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto.
Warren is currently set to face 29-year old Brazilian Marcos Galvao at Bellator 41 on April 16 at a catchweight of 137 pounds. Galvao is 9-3-1 with the bulk of his wins coming as a result of the judges’ scorecards.