The only promotional event in June, Bellator 282, takes place on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville and includes 14 bouts, including a middleweight title fight and two Bantamweight Grand Prix tournaments.
In the main event, two-time and current middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (49-7-2) will defend his title against unbeaten top-ranked contender Johnny Ebelin (11-0). With nearly 60 fights in his two-decade career, Moussais gained vast experience despite being just six years older than Challenger.
In the main competition, bad blood boils over as bitter rivals Leandro Higo (21-3 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) and Danny Sabatello (12-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) in the Grand Prix quarterfinals. Also part of the tournament, Enrique Barzola (18-5-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) will face Magomed Magomedov (18-2 MMA, 2-1 BMMA).
The day before the fight, the players step on the scales to make it official. BAILER 282: MOSSI VS EBLIN Get the full fight card down and keep an eye out for weight results.
Champion Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Johnny Eblen (185) – for the middleweight title
Leandro Higo (134.75) vs. Danny Sabatello (134.75) – bantamweight grand Prix quarterfinal
Enrique Barzola (135) vs. Magomed Magomedov () – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal
Kassius Kayne (169.75) vs. Brennan Ward (171)
Dan Moret (155.5) vs. Killys Mota (155.5)
Lucas Brennan (145.75) vs. Johnny Soto (145.5)
Brent Primus (156) vs. Alexander Shabliy (155.75)
Pam Sorenson (146) vs. Cat Zingano (145.25)
Muhammad Abdullah (184.25) vs. Anatoly Tokov (186)
Sabah Homasi (170) vs. Maycon Mendonca (170.75)
Ilara Joanne (125) vs. Alejandra Lara (125.5)
James Gonzalez (145.75) vs. Cody Law (145.75)
Fabio Aguiar (184) vs. Aaron Jeffery (184.25)
Bryce Logan (156) vs. Mandel Nallo (155.5)