Gegard Mousasi Captures Vacant Middleweight Title In Bellator 250 Main Event

By Tyler Treese Oct 30, 2020

The Bellator MMA middleweight championship is no longer vacant. Fighting for the belt previously held by Rafael Lovato Jr. were former 185-pound champion Gegard Mousasi and current welterweight champion Douglas Lima. In the end, Mousasi's hands were raised at the end of Bellator 250.

The superior grappling of Mousasi (47-7-2) was the story early as he took Lima (32-8) down and easily controlled the first round. The next three frames were contested on the feet, which saw Mousasi show off his slick jab and Lima was uncharacteristically tentative. Round 5 saw Mousasi go back to his grappling to secure the fight in his favor. After five rounds, Mousasi was awarded a unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46 and 49-46) and became a two-time middleweight champion in the promotion.

The co-main event saw Henry Corrales defeat Brandon Girtz. Corrales (18-5) was able to slightly outland Girtz (16-10) on the feet in what was a competitive bout spanning all three rounds. Two judges awarded "OK" the fight with 30-27 scorecards, while a third inexplicably gave the fight to Girtz (30-27).

Middleweights Dalton Rosta and Ty Gwerder opened the main card. The wrestling of Rosta (4-0) proved to be too much for Gwerder (5-2). The Pennsylvania fighter was able to complete several takedowns and controlled the fight with ease. "Hercules" capped off a dominant performance by gaining mount in Round 3 and took home a unanimous decision with scores of 30-27 across the board.

In preliminary action, All Elite Wrestling star Jake Hager (3-0, 1 NC) fought through adversity to earn a split decision verdict (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) over Brandon Calton (2-1); Sabah Homasi (15-8) landed a devastating flying knee that took out Bobby Voelker (33-14) 20 seconds into Round 2; Johnny Eblen (7-0) kept his undefeated record intact by earning a unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) over Taylor Johnson (6-2); Adam Borics (16-1) won a unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) over Erick Sanchez (9-6) at a 150-pound catchweight; and in the opening bout of the night, Cody Law submitted Orlando Ortega with a D’Arce choke at 2:41 of Round 1.
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