Alexis Vila prior to his fight with Marcos Galvao at Bellator 55. Photo by Meghan Wonder for

Reporting for ( and Fisttacuff Radio, Isaac Guzman caught up with Bellator season five bantamweight tournament finalist Alexis Vila prior to his win overĀ Marcos Galvao at Bellator 55 Saturday night in Yuma, Ariz.

Vila is coming off a brutal first round knockout of Bellator bantamweight champ Joe Warren at Bellator 51 in September. When asked how it felt to knockout the champ Vila said, “It felt great. He was talking too much and I had to shut his mouth.”

Vila also talked about the comparison between wrestling in the Olympics and fighting MMA, training with Jorge Masvidal who has an upcoming title fight against Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez, mixed martial arts as a career option for high level wrestlers and more.

Stay close to for more exclusive interviews from Bellator 55 — a lot more! Also, be sure to check out our exclusive photo gallery from the event.

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