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 […]

Lovato Jr. Edges Mousasi, Captures Middleweight Crown in Bellator London Headliner

While it was difficult to follow due to an odd broadcasting schedule, Bellator MMA put on an entertaining card for their London crowd on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator 223 London Results: Mousasi vs. Lovato

MMA Fighting has Bellator 223 London results for the Mousasi vs. Lovato event Saturday at the SSE Arena in London, England. In the main event, Gegard Mousasi will try to defend his middleweight title against Rafael Lovato Jr. Check out the Bellator 223 results below. Main card (Bellator app at 5 p.m. ET) Gegard Mousasi […]

Costello van Steenis will take over Bellator middleweight division after Gegard Mousasi is done

With an 11-1 record including three straight wins in Bellator, Costello van Steenis knows he’s inching closer and closer to his ultimate goal to become middleweight champion. This weekend at Bellator in London, van Steenis faces Mike Shipman, who is coming in with 13 straight wins including decisive finishes in every single one of his […]

Gegard Mousasi: ‘I’m fighting to get paid, I’m not doing this because I love the sport so much’

Despite a career that stretches more than 16 years, Gegard Mousasi actually doesn’t enjoy fighting all that much. Now it’s not to say that the reigning Bellator middleweight champion despises his job but rather he looks at mixed martial arts as his profession and he treats it as such. “I’m fighting to get paid,” Mousasi […]

Costello van Steenis on one day fighting mentor Gegard Mousasi: ‘That’s messed up’

LONDON – Dutch finisher Costello van Steenis may be getting ready to face a Brit at Bellator London this week, but the 26-year-old middleweight prospect says he’ll feel right at home on English soil. Ahead of his all-European clash with Brit Mike Shipman at the SSE Arena on Saturday, van Steenis (11-1 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) […]

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 […]

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