Bellator Middleweight Rankings: What can we expect in 2023?

By bjpenndotcom - February 2, 2023

It’s the start of the year 2023 and Bellator is already kicking off the year with one of the most exciting matches in the Middleweight division. The fighters are ready to score up a notch in their ranking or defend their championship belts!

Bellator Middleweight fight

Bellator 290 is fast approaching and is set to showcase 2 World Title Bouts on February 4, 2023, in KIA Forum, Los Angeles, California USA. The current Middleweight Champion, Johnny Eblen will be defending his championship belt against the current number 3 in the middleweight ranking, Anatoly Tokov. Johnny Eblen snatched the middleweight championship belt against the former champion, Gegard Mousasi in a unanimous decision fight in Bellator 282. On the other hand, Anatoly Tokov won over Muhammad Abdullah in dominant technical knockout punches in the first round of the same event, Bellator 282.

Bellator 290 is a confirmed upcoming bout that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

gegard mousasi
*Gegard Mousasi wearing his Xmartial MMA shorts during Bellator 275

Another forthcoming event in Middleweight to watch out for on May 12, 2023, is the Bellator Paris which will feature the Middleweight Main event in Accor Arena, Paris, France. MMA fans in Europe can get a chance to watch the current number 1 in the Middleweight division, Gegard Mousasi fight it out against the current number 2, Fabian Edwards. Edwards defeated Charlie Ward in a unanimous decision in round 3 in Bellator 287 and Lyoto Machida in a knockout win in Bellator 281. Gegard Mousasi is one of the most decorated MMA fighters in the world that has won over 49 matches in his entire MMA career. Will Fabian Edwards defeat the experienced veteran, Gegard Mousasi or will it be the way around? The only way to find out is to stay tuned in a live telecast on SHOWTIME at 10 pm CEST/4 p.m. ET.

Here are the current Bellator middleweight rankings and it is looking absolutely exciting!

bellator middleweight rankings 2023


Current Middleweight Champion

Johnny Eblen

Johnny Eblen

Born: December 13, 1991 (Age 31)
From: Iowa, USA
AKA: “The Human Cheat Code”
Nationality: American
Height: 6’1
Weight: 84kg
Fighting Style: Wrestling

#1 Gegard Mousasi


Born: August 1, 1985 (Age 37)
From: Leiden, Netherlands
AKA: “The Dreamcatcher”
Nationality: Dutch
Height: 6’2
Weight: 84kg
Fighting Style: Kickboxing

#2 Fabian Edwards

Fabian Edwards

Born: March 24, 1993 (Age 29)
From: Kingston, Jamaica
AKA: “The Assassin”
Nationality: Jamaican English
Height: 6’1
Weight: 84kg
Fighting Style: Striker

#3 Anatoly Tokov

anatoly tokov

Born: February 17, 1990 (Age 32)
From: Russia
Nationality: Russian
Height: 5’9
Weight: 84kg
Fighting Style: Boxing, Sambo, Wrestling, Pankration

#4 John Salter

john salter

Born: March 21, 1985 (Age 37)
From: Gardendale, Alabama,USA
AKA: “Salty”
Nationality: American
Height: 6’1
Weight: 84kg
Fighting Style: Wrestling

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