Douglas Lima hopes Bellator title bout with Gegard Mousasi ‘is one of the first fights’ booked upon return

Photo via Douglas Lima Despite the postponement of Bellator events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, welterweight champion Douglas Lima said his shot at capturing a second title is still on the table. After winning the Bellator welterweight grand prix and becoming world champion for the third time, Lima was scheduled to face Gegard Mousasi on […]

Bellator’s Gegard Mousasi Says He Would Have Fought During Pandemic if Asked

While the UFC attempted to push its schedule through during the coronavirus pandemic before eventually being shut down, Bellator MMA opted for a different approach, quickly canceling all events through May. View full post on Recent News on

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald full fight video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At Bellator 206, Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi defended his title against Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald in the main event. Mousasi defeated MacDonald via second-round TKO (3:23) at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 29, 2018. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Bellator free fight: Gegard Mousasi batters Rory MacDonald in champ-vs.-champ showdown

Former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has plans to reunite with the title when he takes on Douglas Lima on May 9 at Bellator 242. Welterweight champion Lima will step up to 185 pounds to tussle with Mousasi for the now vacant middleweight title in San Jose, and both men have a common opponent on […]

Bellator’s Gegard Mousasi would love to fight ‘very talented’ UFC champ Israel Adesanya

Gegard Mousasi is a firmly entrenched member of the Bellator roster these days, but that doesn’t stop him from keeping tabs on his former home in the UFC middleweight division. Mousasi (46-7-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA), a former Bellator champion, will look to regain the promotion’s 185-pound title when he meets Douglas Lima for the vacant […]

Douglas Lima: Win over Gegard Mousasi will erase any doubt that I belong on pound-for-pound list

NEW YORK – Douglas Lima is chasing greatness. Bellator welterweight champ Lima (32-7 MMA, 14-3 BMMA) will move up a division to face Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) for the promotion’s vacant middleweight title at May’s Bellator 242, looking to become one of the few fighters in the organization’s history to hold two titles […]

Morning Report: Gegard Mousasi wants to fight Ryan Bader next: ‘People are going to say I’m beating welterweights’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Earlier this week, it was announced that Gegard Mousasi would face welterweight champion Douglas Lima for the vacant Bellator middleweight title at Bellator 243 this summer. The title fight came about because middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. , who won the belt from Mousasi, was forced to step away from the […]

Gegard Mousasi, Douglas Lima to Vie for Vacant Bellator Middleweight Title on May 9

Gegard Mousasi and Douglas Lima will square off for Bellator’s recently vacated middleweight bout in San Jose, Calif., on May 9. View full post on Recent News on

Gegard Mousasi down with Douglas Lima’s suggestion for a Bellator middleweight title fight

Gegard Mousasi is ready to get back on the horse, and if that means a chance to get a title back, he’ll take it. Former Bellator middleweight champion Mousasi (46-7-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) picked up a win this past fall against former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida in his first bout after losing the […]

Bellator 233’s Costello van Steenis plans on deferring title shot to teammate Gegard Mousasi

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Costello van Steenis wants to make a statement to the rest of the 185-pound division at Bellator 233. Well, actually the entire division with one exception. The Dutch fighter van Steenis (12-1 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) meets John Salter (16-4 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) in main event of Bellator 233, which takes place Friday […]

Bellator 228 ‘Machida vs. Mousasi’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live Bellator 228 coverage will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on

Mousasi Edges Machida in Rematch, ‘Pitbull’ Retains Featherweight Crown at Bellator 228

Gegard Mousasi waited more than five years for another crack at Lyoto Machida. He made the most of his second chance. View full post on Recent News on

Gegard Mousasi Vows to Retire if He Can’t KO Rafael Lovato Jr. in Rematch

While Gegard Mousasi may have lost a majority decision – and his middleweight title – to Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator 223 this past June, he doesn’t hold the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace in high regard. View full post on Recent News on

Lyoto Machida: Gegard Mousasi will have ‘no excuses’ after second loss to me at Bellator 228

Gegard Mousasi has said a lot about Lyoto Machida since their first fight more than five years ago. If he loses again, though, not much more can be said. At least that’s what Machida (26-8 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) believes. “The Dragon” has been targeted with greasing and performance-enhancing drug accusations from Mousasi (45-7 MMA, 3-1 […]

Gegard Mousasi could be headed to welterweight in near future

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting BURBANK, Calif. — Gegard Mousasi previews his upcoming fight rematch Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228, discusses his recent suspicions of Rafael Lovator Jr.’s PED usage, hints at a possible move to welterweight and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Lyoto Machida-Gegard Mousasi Rematch Added to Bellator 228

Bellator MMA is loading up its September return to Inglewood, California, by adding a pivotal middleweight rematch between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi to Bellator 228. View full post on Recent News on

Gegard Mousasi Accuses Rafael Lovato Jr. of Using PEDs for Title Fight

Former Bellator MMA middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi has a bone to pick with his last opponent, claiming Rafael Lovato Jr. was on PEDs. View full post on Recent News on

New Bellator champ Rafael Lovato Jr. open to immediate rematch with Gegard Mousasi

Rafael Lovato Jr. pulled off a stunning upset this past weekend when he dethroned Gegard Mousasi to become the new Bellator middleweight champion. While Lovato came into the night with an undefeated record and a world class background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, his nine fight record paled in comparison to Mousasi, who has been a champion […]

Gegard Mousasi Not Interested in Holding Two Belts, Looking to Finish Rafael Lovato Jr.

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2) will defend his belt against Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator London. View full post on Recent News on

Rafael Lovato Jr. on immediate rematch with Gegard Mousasi: I wouldn’t blame them

LONDON – Newly minted Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. fought back tears when speaking about the title he took from Gegard Mousasi at Bellator Europe 3. “It’s hard to put into words,” he told reporters, including MMA Junkie, backstage at The SSE Arena. “It really is my life’s work, and everybody that’s had the […]

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