Jaylon Bates vs. Jornel Lugo (Dave Mandel/Combat Press)

Bellator 298’s Jaylon Bates: Overcoming Burnout to Evolve Into Title Contender

Combat Press interviewer Jake Foley spoke with Jaylon Bates, who fights Enrique Barzola at Bellator 298, which takes place Friday, Aug. 11, live from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Bates discusses his close split-decision win against Jornel Lugo, overcoming burnout in the fight game, receiving a step up in competition at Bellator 298, and more.

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