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How to Watch The Epic Bellator 282? Everything We Know!

Bellator 282
Bellator 282

In the main event of Bellator 282 on Friday in Uncasville, Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena, Johnny Eblen—a youthful, unbeaten competitor—met Mousasi and used a cunning strategy to win the middleweight title. Through the course of his lengthy career, Gegard Mousasi has quietly established himself as one of the top middleweights in the sport’s history by amassing victories and successes.

A five-fight winning streak to close his UFC tenure and seven victories in the Bellator cage, involving two distinct reigns as middleweight champion, have preceded Mousasi’s only two losses since 2016.. This martial art event, Bellator 282 took place on 24th June, 2022. Let’s  dive into the world of Martial arts and explore everything about this epic fight!

Who is Gegard Mousasi?

In 2003, Mousasi, then age 36, made his professional debut. Mousasi, a former middleweight champion for Cage Warriors and DREAM, has won the light heavyweight championships for Strikeforce (2009) & DREAM (2010). When Mousasi joined the UFC in 2014, he had a 9-3 record. Mousasi, who had a five-fight winning streak in the UFC but was never given the chance to compete for a title, switched to Bellator in 2017.

In his second match for Bellator, Mousasi defeated Rafael Carvalho to claim the middleweight championship. He was defeated by Rafael Lovato Jr. for the championship in 2019, but he bounced back to defeat Douglas Lima for the crown in 2020. Austin Vanderford was defeated by TKO in Mousasi’s most recent match in February. He has won his last four fights.

Gegard Mousasi

Gegard Mousasi

Who is Johnny Eblen?

Johnny Eblen, a Dutch mixed martial artist, previously fought in kickboxing in the US. He currently holds the middleweight world title. Eblen debuted as a professional in 2017. Eblen, who competes for Shamrock FC, entered Bellator in 2019. Eblen defeated John Salter back in March to earn a crack at the title while riding a seven-fight winning streak with the company. Regarding his work life, there isn’t a lot of information available.

Johnny Eblen

Johnny Eblen

The Epic Bellator 282 Fight!

Participants at Bellator 282 talked about Johnny Eblen’s unexpected triumph over Gegard Mousasi. The altercation happened earlier that evening. In the Bellator middleweight division, Gegard Mousasi’s reign is over. In an unexpected turn of events, Johnny Elben defeated Mousasi and won the Bellator middleweight championship on Friday evening at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Elben was crowned the Bellator middleweight champion thanks to this triumph. Elben maintained complete control of the bout the entire time, outstretched Mousasi on the feet and completely outweighed him on the ground to win by unanimous decision.

It was Mousasi’s first defeat in the 5 years that he had been fighting for Bellator, and it ended a 4-fight winning streak that had fans questioning whether Mousasi was truly deserving of being considered one of the finest middleweights around the globe. It shouldn’t be surprising that the mixed martial arts (MMA) community had a lot to say about the surprising result.

How can we watch this Fight?

The fight will be televised on Showtime in the United States and BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom. Although BBC iPlayer is a free service, it’s important to keep in mind that your mobile provider may charge you for the data you consume on their network. Please get in touch with your mobile network operator if you’re unsure about your data allocation or how much mobile data costs. Typically, an hour-long TV show will require 225 MB of data.

Anyone can sign up for the SHOWTIME streaming subscription for $10.99 per month. Instead, users of broadband, satellite, or live TV streaming services can enjoy SHOWTIME for free at home or while on the go via the SHOWTIME Anytime app.

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