In the biggest fight in the history of Bellator, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi was the one who managed to put on a dominant performance.
Rory MacDonald may well be the greatest welterweight fighter on the planet today – that’s up for debate. But when he crossed paths with the streaking former Strikeforce light-heavyweight Gegard Mousasi, it mattered for little.
Mousasi’s current run has seen him dispatch the likes of former Bellator 185lb champ Rafael Carvalho, Chris Weidman, Thiago Santos, Vitor Belfort, and Uriah Hall. This latest win comes in the biggest fight of his career to date and I think it’s safe to say that he passed, with flying colours.
Dominating ‘the Red King’ for the vast majority of the bout, he was able to finish the job on the ground after securing mount and delivering some brutal ground strikes, strikes that seemingly once again broke the nose of the still-reigning Bellator welterweight champ.
— Niall McGrath (@niallmcgrath4) September 30, 2018
Mousasi finally seems to be getting more of the recognition he so clearly deserves and with this last win, he has put himself in a strong position to set up another huge fight for himself either by year’s end or early 2019.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena