According to former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky, his recent release from Bellator was a “blessing in disguise”. While it seemed odd that the Philadelphia Fight Factory product was released after dropping one bout behind losing the title to Eduardo Dantas, it was apparent in his split decision loss to Anthony Leone that while the skills were there, “Fun Size” may just not be big enough for the bantamweight division.
The former champion will now look to test the waters at 125 lb., a weight class that Bellator does not currently utilize. Makovsky told MMA Weekly:
“It’s kind of the natural evolution of the sport. I think the last three guys I fought all walk around between 160 and 165, and I walk around a little bit under 145, so it’s somewhat of a significant difference. People get better at cutting weight, people using IV’s after weigh-ins and all that kind of stuff now. I wrestled my whole life and cut weight my whole life so I never really wanted to cut too much anymore, but time’s are changing so I think it’s the right move. They don’t have a flyweight division and I think that’s the best move for me.”
While no official date for a 125 lb. debut has been given, Makovsky made his intentions very clear. As “Fun Size” heads to flyweight, he hopes to wow UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby and find a new home in the octagon.