Bellator’s Anastasia Yankova brings in UFC superstar Cody Garbrandt as she prepares for 2018 return to the cage

Bellator MMA’s Anastasia Yankova is looking to make her return to competition in 2018 and she’s brought in a very familiar face as she prepares for her comeback.

Yankova has been working with former UFC bantamweight champion, Cody Garbrandt.

Undefeated Yankova (5-0-0) is one of the most highly touted prospects in the women’s flyweight division. The Russian has been on a tear since making her professional debut, finishing two of her opponents in the very first round via an Armbar, whilst submitting another in round two. However, she has also faced a lot of criticism due to her failure to make the 126-pound flyweight limit on three occasions.

The 26-year-old has been working very hard since her April victory over Elina Kallionidou. She is confident that in 2018 she will make weight and believes fans will see a completely different fighter. To help prepare for her return to the cage, she’s brought in former UFC bantamweight champion, Cody “No Love” Garbrandt. The Russian beauty shared several photos from her training session at the AKA Thailand, take a look at them below.

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