Lyoto Machida believes win over Sonnen leads to shot at either Mousasi or Bader

After being defeating former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho in his Bellator debut in December, Lyoto Machida isn’t waste anytime waiting around. The ex-UFC champion has agreed to move back up to light heavyweight to face Chael Sonnen in New York on June 14, and he is confident that a win at Madison Square Garden will […]

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. rebooked for Bellator London, Paul Daley, James Gallagher expected to compete

Bellator is loading up for its return to London. The promotion announced Friday that Gegard Mousasi will defend his middleweight title against Rafael Lovato Jr. in the main event of Bellator London, set to take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley on June 22. Mousasi and Lovato were originally scheduled to face one another at […]

Mousasi vs. Lovato Jr. title fight set for Bellator London in June; Daley, Gallagher to compete

Gallery Gegard Mousasi def. Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206: Best photos view 23 images Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi is finally healthy and set to return to action this summer. Mousasi (45-6-2 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) will put his 185-pound belt up for grabs against Rafael Lovato Jr. (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) in the headliner of […]

Bellator champ Gegard Mousasi targets spring return; Rafael Lovato Jr. not guaranteed shot

LOS ANGELES – The injury that prevented Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi from defending his title on Saturday apparently won’t keep him out much longer. Mousasi (45-6-2 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) was booked to put his belt up for grabs in a co-headlining matchup with Rafael Lovato Jr. (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) at Bellator 214, which takes […]

Rafael Lovato Jr. Pulled from Bellator 214 Card Following Gegard Mousasi Injury

Rafael Lovato Jr. will not remain on the Bellator 214 card against a replacement foe after original opponent Gegard Mousasi withdrew from the event

With no opponent after Mousasi scratch, Rafael Lovato Jr. removed from Bellator 214

Gallery Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gerald Harris Bellator 198: Best photos view 5 images Without a suitable opponent in the wake of his title shot falling through, Rafael Lovato Jr. will wait to fight another day. Lovato (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) was set to challenge middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) in the […]

Rafael Lovato Jr. off of Bellator 214, no replacement found for Gegard Mousasi

Rafael Lovato Jr. won’t be fighting at Bellator 214. MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that the undefeated middleweight title contender has been removed from Bellator’s upcoming Jan. 26 show set to take place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The news was first reported by MMAjunkie. Lovato was originally scheduled to challenge Gegard Mousasi for […]

Report: Gegard Mousasi Injured, Out of Title Fight at Bellator 214

Eleven days before the start of the new year and 2019 has already lost a big fight, with Gegard Mousasi pulling out of his title bout against Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator 214 due to injury. View full post on Recent News on

Rafael Lovato Jr. believes his title fight with Gegard Mousasi was ‘destiny’

For Rafael Lovato Jr., his upcoming title shot at the Bellator middleweight championship was one part successful visualization meeting one part arising opportunity. One of jiu-jitsu’s most highly decorated players has only been a full-time MMA fighter for about two years, but he’s already managed to work his way into championship contention, as the 9-0 […]

Gegard Mousasi to Defend Middleweight Belt vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. in Bellator 214 Co-Main

Bellator MMA’s Jan. 26 tent-pole event just got a little bit bigger. View full post on Recent News on

Gegard Mousasi reveals the moment he thought he lost his eye led to retirement plans

Reigning Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi put together the performance of a lifetime against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald in their superfight at Bellator 206 on Saturday. During the contest, Mousasi cut through MacDonald’s defenses with ease en route to a bloody TKO win. It was about as flawless a peroformance a champion can have over […]

Gegard Mousasi downplays size advantage over Rory MacDonald: ‘GSP beat Bisping, Gastelum is fighting Whittaker’

When reigning Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi faced off against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206 last weekend, fight fans expected a master class in martial arts from the two pugilists. What they got instead was Mousasi completely dismantling MacDonald en route to a violent second-round TKO win. To put this performance into perspective, […]

Lyoto Machida Wants Gegard Mousasi Next After Bout With Rafael Carvalho

Fresh off his triumph at Bellator 206, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has called for a rematch against one of Bellator MMA’s newest acquisitions in Lyoto Machida. View full post on Recent News on

The MMA Hour with Gegard Mousasi, Michael Chiesa, Michael McDonald, Alberto Del Rio, the Sound Off, Monday Morning Analyst and more

12 p.m. ET: Show open. 12:05 p.m.: The Weigh-In. 12:10 p.m.: In this edition of the Monday Morning Analyst, I’ll be going over some of the key details that helped Gegard Mousasi defeat Rory MacDonald. 12:20 p.m.: The Sound Off featuring your calls and more on the latest in MMA. 12:40 p.m.: Michael McDonald stops […]

Rory MacDonald Says He ‘Froze in the Cage’ During Bellator 206 Defeat to Gegard Mousasi

Rory MacDonald was not competitive in the champion vs champion bout against Gegard Mousasi that served as the Bellator 206 headliner at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on

Gegard Mousasi Expected Rory MacDonald ‘Would Do More’ in Bellator 206 Title Fight

Gegard Mousasi expected to emerge from Bellator Bellator 206 with his hand raised. But he also expected a little bit more resistance from Rory McDonald. View full post on Recent News on

Gegard Mousasi def. Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Gegard Mousasi’s second-round TKO of Rory MacDonald to defend the middleweight title at Bellator 206 from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. (Photos by Dave Mandel & Stan Szeto, USA TODAY Sports) View full post on MMAjunkie

Gegard Mousasi Destroys Rory MacDonald, Retains Middleweight Title in Bellator 206 Headliner

Reigning Bellator MMA middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi utterly dominated Rory MacDonald in the superfight main event of Bellator 206. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator 206 main event breakdown: Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald

When Gegard Mousasi and Rory MacDonald walk into the cage for the main event of Bellator 206, they may be entering into the most significant fight in promotional history. For nearly all of the time the organization has existed, it has played a long-distance second fiddle to the UFC. Even as ex-Bellator fighters such as […]

Bellator 206 Results: Mousasi vs. MacDonald

MMA Fighting has Bellator 206 results for the Mousasi vs. MacDonald event at the SAP Center in San Jose on Saturday night, live blogs of the top fights, and live Bellator 206 Twitter updates. In the main event, Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi will put his title on the line against Bellator welterweight champion Rory […]

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