Unbeaten in his first 11 professional fights, Alexis Vila is now a free agent after back-to-back losses.
The 41-year-old Vila (11-2 MMA, 2-2 BFC) told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he has been released by Bellator following a loss to Luis Nogueira in the opening round of the promotion's season-six bantamweight tournament, which took place this past Friday at Bellator 65.
Now, the former Olympian plans a move to flyweight, and hopefully, to the UFC.
"I know that [bantamweight is] not my weight class, so I want to prove I'm the best flyweight in the world," Vila said.
Vila, a bronze-medalist wrestler at the 1996 Olympics representing his native Cuba, said he walks around between the 135 and 140 pounds, which may have placed him at a disadvantage against bantamweights who cut between 15-20 pounds to make the 135-pound limit. LINK