Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. Booked For Bellator 214
A middleweight title bout has been scheduled for Bellator 214.
Reigning champion Gegard Mousasi will defend his 185-pound gold in direction of Rafael Lovato Jr. The title bout will occur inside The Dialogue board in Inglewood, California on Jan. 26. That is related evening time that Fedor Emelianenko will meet Ryan Bader to crown a model new Bellator heavyweight champion.
Bellator president Scott Coker launched the middleweight title bout on Twitter:
Gegard Mousasi-Rafael Lovato Jr. for the Bellator Middleweight Title on Jan. 26 in L.A. pic.twitter.com/wPEyNLq3Z3
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) November 20, 2018
Mousasi had been adamant about defending his title in direction of Lovato as a result of he felt the rising 185-pounder earned his shot. Bellator officers clearly agree with the champion. One month earlier to Bellator 214, Lyoto Machida will meet former champion Rafael Carvalho. A Machida victory all nevertheless ensures him the winner of Mousasi vs. Lovato Jr.
“The Dreamcatcher” is coming off a one-sided thrashing over welterweight title holder Rory MacDonald. Mousasi effectively defended his gold by way of second-round TKO. Within the meantime, Lovato Jr. is coming off a submission victory over John Salter to improve his expert mixed martial arts file to 9-Zero. Lovato Jr. has solely gone the house as soon as in his 9 fights.
Bellator 214 may be going up in direction of UFC 233. Every events are taking place in California and are slated to be massive events. UFC 233 is anticipated to operate a minimum of one title bout and the promotional debut of former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren.
When the huge evening time of fights arrives, you’ll have the option to stick with MMA Info for reside safety of every Bellator 214 and UFC 233. We’ll be bringing you reside outcomes, highlights, and post-fight tidbits from every events.
Who’s your early resolve, Gegard Mousasi or Rafael Lovato Jr.?