Gegard Mousasi vs Johnny Eblen Live – MMA Fighting – SHOWTIME
Date: June 24, 2022
Location: Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Television Channel: Showtime
Major Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Gegard Mousasi vs. Johnny Eblen
Magomed Magomedov vs. Enrique Barzola/Josh Hill
Leandro Higo vs. Jornel Lugo/Danny Sabatello
Preliminaries (Showtime YouTube, 6 p.m. ET)
Alejandra Lara vs. Ilara Joanne
Gegard Mousasi already had an opponent, now he has a time and place for his next championship battle.
Bellator offered Tuesday that the reigning middleweight champion — just lately No. 3 in MMA Combating’s Global Scores — will battle Johnny Eblen in the principle fit of Bellator 282 on June 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. A centered June date was first reported by the use of Ariel Helwani.
This will probably be Mousasi’s fifth total middleweight determine coverage and the third of his second determine reign, which began when he defeated Douglas Lima for a vacant belt at Bellator 250 in October 2020. He has since recorded back-to-back defenses by the use of TKO against Austin Vanderford and John Salter. Along with his recent win over Vanderford at Bellator 275 this earlier February, the 19-year veteran complex his skilled record to 49-7-2.
Eblen (11-0) is undefeated in seven appearances for Bellator. He went 3-0 in 2021 and in his most recent day out at Bellator 276 on March 12, he defeated Salter by the use of unanimous resolution.
A few Bellator Bantamweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal bouts are also scheduled for Bellator 282. Magomed Magomedov and Leandro Higo will compete, then again await warring parties from upcoming reserve bouts that occur at Bellator 278 on April 22.
Magomedov fights the winner of a reserve bout between Enrique Barzola and Josh Hill, while Higo fights the winner of a reserve bout between Jornel Lugo and Danny Sabatello.
Moreover dependable for Bellator 282, Alejandra Lara fights Ilara Joanne in a flyweight contenders’ bout.