Last Friday night, in the main event of the landmark Bellator 200 card, Gegard Mousasi smashed Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho to a first-round TKO, thereby capturing the middleweight title for himself.
The Bellator middleweight belt, of course, is not Mousasi’s first piece of MMA gold. The Dutch veteran has previously won the Strikeforce light heavyweight championship, the Dream light heavyweight and middleweight championships, and the Cage Warriors middleweight championship.
Shortly after his Bellator 200 middleweight title victory, Mousasi took to Twitter to show a photo of his sizeable title belt collection. This photo shows his Bellator, Dream, Cage Warriors and Strikeforce belts.
See this impressive photograph below.
My Collection…. pic.twitter.com/XwIa5fQvy8
— Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) May 27, 2018
“My collection…” Mousasi said in the caption of his post.
It goes without saying that, while has hasn’t earned a UFC title, Mousasi boasts one of the most impressive belt collections in MMA history. He’s right up there with Alistair Overeem and Dan Henderson in that regard.
With his title win over the dangerous Rafael Carvalho, Mousasi moved onto a seven-fight streak. These wins have come over top-flight foes in Thales Leites, Thiago Santos, Vitor Belfort, Uriah Hall, Chris Weidman, Alexander Shlemenko and of course, Carvalho. He hasn’t lost since September of 2015, when he experienced a shocking knockout loss to Uriah Hall. Mousasi is currently 44–6–2 overall, and is without a doubt one of the best middleweights in the world.
Post-fight Mousasi called out current Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald. MacDonald promptly responded, agreeing that this is currently the fight to make in Bellator.
@mousasi_mma congratulations on you dominant victory, @ScottCoker @rich_chou i know you wanted a title defense from me before challenging at middle weight. but myself vs @mousasi_mma is the fight to make right now, so lets make this happen!?
— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) May 25, 2018
Who do you want to see Gegard Mousasi fight next?
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