Free Fight: Watch Gegard Mousasi Defeat Rory MacDonald In Bellator Super Fight

Mousasi MacDonaldAs quarantine continues for most of the world, Bellator MMA has started releasing full fights including the middleweight title fight between Gegard Mousasi and Rory MacDonald. Back when both fighters were champions, MacDonald — the welterweight king at the time — moved up to challenge Mousasi for his crown in the Bellator 206 headliner in […]

Mousasi MacDonald

As quarantine continues for most of the world, Bellator MMA has started releasing full fights including the middleweight title fight between Gegard Mousasi and Rory MacDonald.

Back when both fighters were champions, MacDonald — the welterweight king at the time — moved up to challenge Mousasi for his crown in the Bellator 206 headliner in September 2018. If the Canadian had emerged victorious, he would have become the promotion’s first-ever two-weight champion.

However, Mousasi proved to be too big and experienced for the “Red King” as he finished him with brutal ground and pound in the second round of their title contest.

You can watch it below courtesy of the Bellator MMA YouTube channel:

Mousasi would later lose his middleweight title to Rafael Lovato Jr. while MacDonald would get outpointed by Douglas Lima to be unseated as welterweight champion. With Lovato recently stepping away from the sport, Mousasi is now set to face Lima for the vacant title.

Meanwhile, MacDonald departed the promotion late last year and is set to make his PFL debut later this year.

Looking back at the fight, what do you make of it now? Should MacDonald have never been in the cage with Mousasi in the first place?

Douglas Lima Confident For Bellator 242 (Interview)

Douglas Lima and Gegard Mousasi have more in common than their match scheduled for May at Bellator 242. Both men are admittedly not fans of trash talking to get motivated for a fight and while they were both present at Bellator’s press conference in Ne…

Douglas Lima and Gegard Mousasi have more in common than their match scheduled for May at Bellator 242. Both men are admittedly not fans of trash talking to get motivated for a fight and while they were both present at Bellator’s press conference in New York City to witness a lot of it, they are […]

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Gegard Mousasi Says Bet on Him For Bellator 242 (Interview)

Gegard Mousasi has been fighting long enough to know trash talk is not necessary when a fight is booked. His match with Douglas Lima on May 9 at Bellator 242 for the vacant middleweight title might not be anything new to someone who not only once held …

Gegard Mousasi has been fighting long enough to know trash talk is not necessary when a fight is booked. His match with Douglas Lima on May 9 at Bellator 242 for the vacant middleweight title might not be anything new to someone who not only once held the title, but has a career that had […]

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Gegard Mousasi: Israel Adesanya Would Be A Good Fight For Me

Gegard Mousasi, Israel AdesanyaFormer Bellator middleweight titleholder Gegard Mousasi fancies his chances against the current 185lb UFC champion Israel Adesanya. Speaking to theScore, Mousasi explained why Adesanya is style-wise, a good match-up for him, he said.  “It would be a good fight for me. You have to be patient and not brawl with him. Because then he counters […]

Gegard Mousasi, Israel Adesanya

Former Bellator middleweight titleholder Gegard Mousasi fancies his chances against the current 185lb UFC champion Israel Adesanya.

Speaking to theScore, Mousasi explained why Adesanya is style-wise, a good match-up for him, he said. 

“It would be a good fight for me. You have to be patient and not brawl with him. Because then he counters – and I’m good at the distance. That would be a great fight because I sparred with some guys he fought at Glory (kickboxing) and I did very well against them. So, I can measure with that. … But it’s a hypothetical, so it’s not going to happen.”

Unfortunately for fans, the likelihood of this fight ever happening is almost zero. Mousasi has decided he won’t be testing free agency after his contract expired and instead opted to re-sign with Bellator. Explaining his thought process behind sticking with his current promotion, Mousasi said.

“I talked to (Bellator President) Scott (Coker), and in (less than an hour), we had a deal, I think,” Mousasi said. “So, I’m happy, I’m very happy. … I’ve been treated very well. I feel like the payment is good. The relationship that I have with Scott, the Bellator staff, it feels like you’re part of a team, you know? It’s more connected, let’s say.”

The 34-year-old is currently scheduled to face welterweight champion Douglas Lima at Bellator 243 on May 9 in California. However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, it is unclear if the fight will take place. Bellator President Scott Coker has received praise for his reaction to the ongoing pandemic, which has included canceling events and ensuring his fighters and staff are paid. 

If the fight does take place, Mousasi will have the chance to reclaim the recently vacated middleweight title, which he previously lost to Rafael Lovato Jr. 

Do you think Gegard Mousasi could beat Israel Adesanya?

Gegard Mousasi Thinks He’d Match Up Well Against Israel Adesanya

Former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi feels a clash with reigning UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya would be a good fight for him. Mousasi looked to be on the cusp of a UFC title opportunity by the spring of 2017. He was riding a fiv…

Former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi feels a clash with reigning UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya would be a good fight for him. Mousasi looked to be on the cusp of a UFC title opportunity by the spring of 2017. He was riding a five-fight winning streak and had come off a second-round TKO victory […]

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Bellator Spring & Summer 2020 Showcase Live Stream Today (March 9)

Bellator is ready to roll out a live stream of their media-only press event showcasing key matchups this spring and summer. Today (March 9), the Bellator Spring & Summer 2020 Showcase will be streamed live. The press event will begin at 12 p.m. ET….

Bellator is ready to roll out a live stream of their media-only press event showcasing key matchups this spring and summer. Today (March 9), the Bellator Spring & Summer 2020 Showcase will be streamed live. The press event will begin at 12 p.m. ET. A slew of fighters on the Bellator roster including champions and […]

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