After the COVID-19 pandemic postponed their initially planned showdown, Douglas Lima and Gegard Mousasi will at long last throw down for the vacant middleweight championship this Friday in the headliner of Bellator 250. Lima, the current Bellator welterweight champion, is hopping up a weight class trying to turn into a two-division champion.
Mousasi (46-7-2) will be hoping to win the 185-pound title for the second time in his vocation. He initially won the title at Bellator 200, beating Rafael Carvalho to catch the belt. After one effective title defense,, notwithstanding, Mousasi lost the belt to Rafael Lovato Jr. in June 2019. After Lovato was determined to have a cerebral cavernoma, he had to clear the belt which left an opening for Mousasi following success over Lyoto Machida in September 2019.
Lima (32-7) is on his third run with the welterweight title, winning the belt again in his latest battle, a choice triumph over Rory MacDonald in October 2019. That triumph additionally won Lima the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix, the third Bellator competition he has won in his profession. Bouncing up in weight, Lima will hope to solidify his place as apparently the best contender in Bellator history.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 29
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena — Uncasville, Connecticut
Start time: 5:15 p.m. ET – prelim, 8 p.m.ET – main card
Bellator 250 fight card
Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima, vacant middleweight championship
Henry Corrales vs. Brandon Girtz, featherweights
Veta Arteaga vs. Desiree Yanez, women’s flyweights
Sabah Homasi vs. Bobby Voelker, welterweights
Nick Newell vs. Zach Zane, lightweights
Cody Law vs. Orlando Ortega, featherweights
Johnny Eblen vs. Taylor Johnson, middleweights
Jake Hager vs. Brandon Calton, heavyweights
Toby Misech vs. Jared Scoggins, bantamweights
Adam Borics vs. Erick Sanchez, 150-pound catchweight
Dalton Rosta vs. Ty Gwerder, middleweights