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Bellator 275 breakdown: Does Austin Vanderford have a shot against champ Gegard Mousasi?

Bellator returns to Dublin, Ireland for MMA Bellator 275. Headlining the card is a middleweight title fight between champion Gegard Mousasi and challenger Austin Vanderford, both of whom had no problem losing weight. The weight was mostly unusual as only Jamie Hay, the early lifter, lost less than a pound in his featherweight match against Lee Hammond.

Mousasi (48-7-2) has lost only once since joining the promotion and has successfully reclaimed the title he lost to Rafael Lovato Jr. in 2020. "The Dream Catcher" was last seen knocking out John Salter last year and will continue to try. Its speed Moses officially weighed 184.6 pounds to defend his latest title.

"Against Cage, it is possible that I tried to take him down, but he is a better wrestler than me," Mousasi told the media on Belitar 275 Media Day. . There is no need to try to take it down because it tries to take me down all the time. My ground and pounds are much better than that, I am sure it is difficult. in."

Gegard Moussais hopes Baletter Dublin will make a busy start in 2022 as he looks forward to a boxing match with UFC legend Anderson Silva. This will bring some necessary consistency.

An unbeatable prospect who wants to take the next step is the biggest fight of Wonder Ford's career (11-0). After proving he was a contender by winning the decision over Fabian Edwards, "The Gentleman" is now 5-0 inside the Baleter Cage. The Title Challenger stepped on the scale of 183.7 pounds.

"I expect Gegard to be Gegard and it won't change much from all his previous fights," said Vanderford. "I'm just a different animal and a different competitor he's going to face. I hope I win and I'm excited for Friday night. That would mean getting this belt. Everything will happen. Pictures of the other day and I can't think of leaving Ireland without it. "


Gegard Mousasi vs. Austin Vanderford:

Mousasi is definitely at the bottom of his career, but when you have competed with him at a high level for a long time, this statement takes on a different meaning. Moses has proven his ability to take advantage of the weaknesses of his opponents and continues to win. Throw and Throw, a financier, has an 80% finishing rate for 57 professionals. Vanderford set out his submissions and approach behind the heavy wrestling approach of ground and pound grinding. Vanderford is a talented fighter who has earned his title shot, but extensive musical experience makes it difficult to pick an underdog (five times more than an MMA fight). Vanderford will present a challenge, but Mousasi will equip himself with the tools necessary for victory by digging a wide bag of his tricks. He can kill, he can collect and he can wrestle - he can pick his poison.

Pick: Mousasi by TKO3

Baletter 275 Fight card

  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Austin Vanderford

  • Sinead Kavanagh vs. Leah McCourt

  • Ciaran Clarke vs. Aboubakar Tounkara

  • Khasan Magomedsharipov vs. Jose Sanchez

  • Jornel Lugo vs. Brian Moore

  • Brett Johns vs. Khurshed Kakhorov

  • Davy Gallon vs. Charlie Leary

  • Danni McCormack vs. Stephanie Ielo Page

  • Darragh Kelly vs. Junior Morgan

  • Daniele Scatizzi vs. Vladimir Tokov

  • Gokhan Saricam vs. Kirill Sidelnikov

  • Nathan Kelly vs. Scott Pedersen

  • Lee Hammondvs. Jamie Hay


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