Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has been pressured to withdraw from his scheduled Bellator 214 title safety in the direction of Rafael Lovoto Jr. initially scheduled for January 26th. Sources close to MMA News have conformed the preliminary ESPN report of the withdrawal, and there could also be at current no timetable for Mousasi’s return or if Lovoto Jr. will keep on the cardboard.
Gegard Mousasi’s 2019 debut is likely to be delayed, nevertheless he’ll go away behind a worthwhile 2018 advertising marketing campaign, opening the 12 months with a TKO victory over Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 200 in May after which most simply these days defeating Rory MacDonald in a champion vs. champion superfight at Bellator 206, stopping MacDonald throughout the second spherical by approach of TKO.
As for Rafael Lovoto Jr., the middleweight at current boasts a spotless 9-Zero doc and he, too, went 2-Zero in 2018. Lovoto Jr. began the 12 months by submitting Gerald Harris at Bellator 198. The 4th diploma black belt would then proceed to faucet out John Salter for his troubles at Bellator 205 in September. If and when this middleweight showdown is rescheduled, you’ll get the information correct proper right here at MMA News!
With the middleweight championship bout now cancelled, the current Bellator 214 card appears as follows:
Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader
Aaron Pico vs. Henry Corrales
Jorge Juarez vs. David Pacheco
Mike Segura vs. Richard Leroy
Who did you select to win the battle between Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. earlier to in the intervening time’s cancellation?