Bellator 282: Gegard Mousasi vs. Johnny Eblen Middleweight title fight set for June 24

Gegard Mousasi, one of the best middleweight and most dangerous fighters in MMA history, will try to enhance his career history on June 24 when he won his Bellator Middleweight Championship against Johnny Eblen in the main event of Bellator 282. Will defend


Considered one of the best fighters of all time, Mousasi will try to make it the third consecutive successful title defense against the No. 1 contender. Eblen jumped to the rankings when he defeated then-No. 1 John Salter in March. The Bellator 282 event will be presented on June 24, 2022 at the Mohsin Sun Arena in Inkas Well, Connecticut.


Given a body of work spanning nearly twenty years and sixty fights, Mousasi is widely regarded as one of the best fighters ever. After competing in a variety of weight classes, from welterweight to super heavyweight, Mousasi has established his dominance over all newcomers. Mousasi, a two-time BELLATOR MMA middleweight world champion, enjoyed his first term as the 185-pound king of promotion in 2018, winning the title against Rafael Carvalho and defending it against Rory MacDonald. The Dutchman reclaimed the title in a dominant performance against Douglas Lima, then hosting the Welterweight Championship, before incorporating the dominant, successful TKO title defense against John Salter and Austin Vanderford. Were number one. During their battle 1. Now, Moses will be seen defending his power against the third straight number. 1 contestant in the very hungry Johnny Eblen.



A rising name in the BELLATOR MMA stable, currently ranked No. 1 Johnny Eblen has impressed the MMA phantom with his ability to find "cheat codes" to knock out all his opponents. With 11 pro fights under his belt, Eblen jumped to the rankings when he defeated No. 1 John Salter on March 12. Other notable finals include Daniel Madrid's first-round TKO on Bellator 258 and Colin Huckbody's Strikes in 71 Seconds. Bellator 272. Eblen, who coaches in the American top team in South Florida, has "King Mo" Lovell among his coaches and will look to him for a blueprint as he is one of the very few men to beat Mousasi. ۔


Also, fans of the fight can expect a charming, supportive television card for BELLATOR 282: Mousasi vs. Eblen Remaining two Bantamweight World Grand Prix quarter-final match-ups Magomed "Tiger" Magomedov (18-2-0) ) And Leandro "Pitbull" Higo (21-5-0). The two men's rivals will be determined by a pair of wildcards scheduled for Friday, April 22 at BELLATOR 278. Magomedov will face the winner of the fight between Enrique Barzola (17-5-2) and the number. 8th-ranked Josh Hill (21-4), while Lendro Hago is awaiting the winner of the match between No. 9's Jornal Lugo (8-0) and Danny Sabatello (11-1). The fighters will focus on winning the BELLATOR MMA Bantamweight World Grand Prix, winning the Interim World Title and a hefty 1 million check to advance in the tournament.


Bellator 282 Fight Card


Main Event

Middleweight World Championship

Gegard Mousasi (49-7-2) vs. No. 1-Johnny Eblen (11-0)


Bantamweight World Grand Prix

No. 4-Magomed Magomedov (18-2-0) vs. winner of

(Enrique Barzola or Josh Hill)


Bantamweight World Grand Prix

No. 6-Leandro Higo (21-5-0) vs. winner of

( Jornel Lugo or Danny Sabatello)



BELLATOR 282: PRELIMINARY CARD:


Flyweight Bout:

No. 5-Alejandra Lara (9-5) vs. Ilara Joanne (9-6)





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