The middleweight championship is on the line at Bellator 250 tonight, Thursday, Oct. 29.
Current Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima moves up a weight class to take on former middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi for the vacant 185-pound strap. The two are set to headline the 10-fight event inside the Mohegun Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Brandon Girtz makes his featherweight debut in the co-main event against a fellow long-time veteran in Henry Corrales. The card opens with two rising middleweight sin the undefeated Dalton Rosta and Ty Gwerder.
Bellator 250 main event: Douglas Lima vs. Gegard Mousasi
Lima recently won the Bellator strap for the third time by handing Rory MacDonald a unanimous decision loss at Bellator 232 in October 2019. Lima is on a three-fight win streak, including finishes over Michael Page and Andrey Koreshkov.
Mousasi is coming off a split decision victory against former UFC champion Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228 in September 2019. He lost the middleweight title after suffering a majority decision to Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator 223 in June 2019.
Main Card 8 p.m. ET [CBS Sports Network/DAZN]
*Mousasi wins the vacant middleweight title
Official decision: Henry Corrales def. Brandon Girtz via unanimous decision [30-27, 27-30, 30-27]
Official decision: Jake Hager def. Brandon Calton via split decision [28-29, 29-28, 29-28]
Official decision: Sabah Homasi def. Bobby Voelker via knockout at 0:20 in round 2.
Official decision: Johnny Eblen def. Taylor Johnson via unanimous decision [29-28, 30-27, 30-27]
Official decision: Adam Borics def. Erick Sanchez via unanimous decision [29-28, 30-27, 30-27]
Official decision: Cody Law def. Orlando Ortega via submission [Darce choke] at 2:41 in round 1.
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