Gegard Mousasi News
Fabian Edwards doesn't view Bellator Paris opponent Gegard Mousasi as being a legend: “He is just another man”
Susan Cox - May 12, 2023
Bellator champion Gegard Mousasi rips the UFC over uniform rules: “That’s stealing from the fighter”
Harry Kettle - May 21, 2022
Yoel Romero has one stipulation for a potential fight with Bellator champion Gegard Mousasi
Harry Kettle - May 5, 2022
Austin Vanderford issues statement following TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 275
Chris Taylor - February 26, 2022
Pros react after Gegard Mousasi dismantles Austin Vanderford at Bellator 275
Josh Evanoff - February 25, 2022
Bellator 275’s main event saw Gegard Mousasi take on top contender Austin Vanderford. The Dutch fighter looked to make the second straight defense of his middleweight crown. Both men came into the fight riding waves of momentum. The champion Gegard Mousasi (49-7-2) was coming off a third-round TKO of John Salter in August 2021. He won the belt for the second time in October 2020, by outpointing former welterweight champion Douglas Lima.
Bellator 275: Mousasi vs Vanderford - Live Results and Highlights
Harry Kettle - February 25, 2022
Bellator 275 sees the promotion return to Dublin, Ireland once more with a blockbuster middleweight title main event. Across the last few years we’ve seen Bellator turn the Irish capital into something of a second home. From title showdowns to contender clashes, the city has played host to some memorable moments – and it promises to do the same on Friday night.
"I’m here to finish him" - Gegard Mousasi looks ahead to Austin Vanderford clash at Bellator 275
Harry Kettle - February 24, 2022
Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has made it clear that his intention is to finish Austin Vanderford at Bellator 275 tomorrow night. Ever since signing for Bellator back in 2017, Gegard Mousasi has set out to prove what he’s believed for years – that “The Dreamcatcher” is the best middleweight in all of mixed martial arts. With a 6-1 record in the promotion and two stints with the belt, he’s done a pretty good job of putting himself in the running.
Gegard Mousasi details the origin of his beef with Conor McGregor: “I said you’re a ginger headed f**k”
Cole Shelton - February 23, 2022
Gegard Mousasi is not a fan of Conor McGregor and discussed their beef on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. Back in 2016, Mousasi put McGregor on blast for the way he promotes himself, in particular how he went about showing off his money. After that, the Irishman DM’d Mousasi and the following bitter exchange ensued.
Gegard Mousasi targets Anderson Silva boxing match: "Don't run away from me"
Josh Evanoff - February 23, 2022
Bellator 264 Results: Gegard Mousasi defeats John Salter via TKO (Video)
Joe McDonagh - August 13, 2021
Bellator Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi met the “Salty Dog” in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 264 event. Mousasi (47-7-2) is one of the most dominant fighters on the Bellator roster to date. The Middleweight champion is 5-1 with the promotion and coming off a massive win over former welterweight champion Douglas Lima back in 2020.
Gegard Mousasi open to fighting Yoel Romero in Bellator
Adam D Martin - August 12, 2021
Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi says he is open to fighting former UFC standout Yoel Romero in the Bellator cage. Mousasi returns to the Bellator cage on Friday night when he takes on John Salter for the Bellator middleweight title. While “The Dream Catcher” knows he can’t look too far ahead, when the media asked him who he wants to fight next, he had to give them a name. That name would be Romero, the former UFC middleweight title challenger who recently signed with Bellator. “The Soldier of God” was supposed to take part in the promotion’s 205lbs tournament, but he was forced out of the tournament due to a medical issue. Once he’s healthy, Mousasi says that he is open to fighting the man that no one else wants to fight.
Gegard Mousasi believes Tyron Woodley is in for a rude awakening against Jake Paul: “It’s not going to go well for him”
Harry Kettle - August 11, 2021
Bellator star Gegard Mousasi believes Tyron Woodley could be in for a rude awakening when he faces Jake Paul later this month. After months of build-up and anticipation we’re now just a few weeks and change away from Woodley battling Paul in a boxing match. It’ll serve as the second attempt from an MMA fighter to hand Paul his first professional loss, whereas Woodley seems to be in this for two reasons: pride and bragging rights.
Douglas Lima issues statement following loss to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 250
Chris Taylor - October 31, 2020
Douglas Lima was looking to become a promotional champ-champ when he squared off with Gegard Mousasi in the main event of Bellator 250. The reigning Bellator welterweight champion, Lima (32-8 MMA), had entered Thursday night’s highly anticipated main event on a three-fight win streak, his latest being a unanimous decision victory over Rory MacDonald at Bellator 232.
Gegard Mousasi releases statement after winning vacant Bellator middleweight title
Adam D Martin - October 30, 2020
Gegard Mousasi could move up to 205lbs to become double champion, says Scott Coker
Adam D Martin - October 30, 2020
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi could move up to light heavyweight next in order to become a double champion says Bellator president Scott Coker. Mousasi bested Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima via unanimous decision in the main event of Thursday night’s Bellator 250 card. Mousasi was able to get the better of Lima on the feet and on the mat as he won the decision and earned the vacant Bellator middleweight champion, his second time winning the organization’s title at 185lbs. Mousasi is now 5-1 overall in the Bellator cage and a winner of 10 of his last 11 fights.
Gegard Mousasi says he may have underestimated Douglas Lima at Bellator 250: “He wouldn’t go away”
Harry Kettle - October 30, 2020
Gegard Mousasi had high praise for Douglas Lima after he beat the Brazilian in the main event of Bellator 250 last night. Mousasi and Lima battled over the Bellator Middleweight Championship in Uncasville, and after a hard fought affair, it was the veteran Mousasi who captured the belt in a unanimous decision victory. The win marked the second time that Mousasi had held the title with his first reign coming to an end at the hands of Rafael Lovato Jr.
Pros react to Gegard Mousasi defeating Douglas Lima at Bellator 250
Cole Shelton - October 29, 2020
Bellator’s vacant middleweight title was on the line as Gegard Mousasi was looking to reclaim the belt while Douglas Lima was looking to become a two-division champ. Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2) returned to the win column with a split decision win over Lyoto Machida last September. Before that, he suffered a controversial majority decision loss to Rafael Lovato Jr. to lose his middleweight title. In his career, he has notable wins over Rory MacDonald, Chris Weidman, Uriah Hall, Thiago Santos, and Vitor Belfort among countless others.
Bellator 250 Results: Gegard Mousasi defeats Douglas Lima (Highlights)
Cole Shelton - October 29, 2020
Bellator’s vacant middleweight title is up for grabs in the main event of Bellator 250. Gegard Mousasi is looking to reclaim his belt while Douglas Lima is looking to become a promotional champ-champ. Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2) returned to the win column with a split decision win over Lyoto Machida last September. Before that, he suffered a controversial majority decision loss to Rafael Lovato Jr. to lose his middleweight title. Since coming over to Bellator, Mousasi is 4-1 and does have a notable win over Rory MacDonald for the first and only title defense of his Bellator title.
Bellator 250 weigh-in results: Main event set, one fight gets scrapped
Tom Taylor - October 28, 2020
On Wednesday morning, the fighters on the anticipated Bellator 250 card stepped onto the scales to weigh in for their Thursday night battles. Both Gegard Mousasi and reigning Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima came in under the 185-pound limit for their middleweight title fight, which will headline the card. Unfortunately, a 137-pound catchweight fight between Toby Misech and Jared Scoggins was cancelled when the former missed weight by close to six pounds.
Bellator 250 | Pro fighters make their picks for Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima title fight
Cole Shelton - October 28, 2020
In the main event of Bellator 250, a massive middleweight fight goes down for the vacant belt as Gegard Mousasi takes on the welterweight champion, Douglas Lima. Heading into the fight, Mousasi is a -170 favorite while the Brazilian is a +140 underdog. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their prediction for the scrap. The majority believes Lima’s striking is just too good that he will be able to pick apart Mousasi and earn the win to become a champ-champ in Bellator.
Gegard Mousasi praises 'legend' Anderson Silva, but says he 'tarnished his legacy'
Adam Martin - October 27, 2020
Bellator middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi praised UFC legend Anderson Silva but says he “tarnished his legacy” by hanging on too long. Silva will go down as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, but he is no longer the consensus GOAT. After starting his UFC career with 16 straight wins — which is still a company record to this day — Silva has gone 1-6, 1 NC as he’s struggled in the limelight of his career to get his hand raised. Since defeating Stephan Bonner in 2012, Silva’s only win is a controversial decision over Derek Brunson, with a No Contest against Nick Diaz.
Douglas Lima believes he'll "finish" Gegard Mousasi to win middleweight belt and cement his legacy
Cole Shelton - April 28, 2020
Douglas Lima was disappointed he won’t get the chance to become a champ-champ on May 9. Lima, who is the current Bellator welterweight title was moving up in weight to battle Gegard Mousasi for the vacant middleweight strap. Yet, the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic which was disappointing news for Lima.
Gegard Mousasi believes Israel Adesanya 'would be a good fight' for him
Cole Shelton - March 19, 2020
Gegard Mousasi wants to fight Ryan Bader for light heavyweight title after Douglas Lima scrap
Cole Shelton - February 14, 2020
Gegard Mousasi is eyeing champ-champ status in Bellator. Mousasi recently lost the middleweight championship to Rafael Lovato Jr, but the champ had to vacate the title after ongoing health issues. Bellator has since booked Mousasito fight Douglas Lima for the vacant middleweight title.
Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima for vacant middleweight title added to Bellator 243
Adam Martin - February 11, 2020
Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima will move up a weight class to take on Gegard Mousasi for the vacant Bellator middleweight title at Bellator 243. Former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. vacated his belt this week due to health issues, which opened up the possibility of this superfight between the former champion Mousasi and the current welterweight champ Lima.