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Bellator 282: Mousasi vs. Eblen Full Results

Bellator 282 featured a middleweight world title fight and two, bantamweight Grand Prix bouts that the interim champion, Raufeon Stots was watching closely at the Mohegan Sun Arena Friday night.ย 

The middleweight champion, Gegard Mousasi fought the undefeated and number one ranked middleweight, Johnny Eblen in the main event, and the two bantamweight tournament bouts delivered plenty of action as well. With the first fight airing at 6 p.m. EST on Bellatorโ€™s YouTube channel (above) and the main card on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. EST, this stacked card was one you should not have missed.

MyMMANews was on site for the event. See the full Bellator 282 results below:

Gegard Mousasiย  vs. Johnny Eblen

The cheat code exists. Eblen displayed it in the early rounds with patience, counter-striking, and of course, his wrestling. It was a sound game plan and something Eblen hinted at earlier in the week when he had his conversation with Austin Vanderford after he lost to Mousasi. Taking the full 25-minutes seemed to be a sound plan because Eblen was able to best Mousasi and win the title.

Brennan Ward vs Kassius Kayne

Brennan Ward packs the house at Mohegan Sun and the energy he gets from that delivers in his fights. He was the aggressor in round one, so much so that any offense Kayne had was nullified by Ward’s attacks. By round two, Ward was winning the striking exchange enough for referee Marc Goddard to stop the fight.

Magomed Magomedovย  vs. Enrique Barzolaย 

The first of the bantamweight Grand Prix bouts did not disappoint. Magomedov and Barzola kept the standard pace fans expect from the Bellator bantamweight division with both men swinging for the fences and grappling scrambles that would make the average human fatigue in 30 seconds. Round two seemed to be Barzola’s best and round three was one that seemed to favor Magomedov. In round four, Magomedov was able to secure a guillotine and advance in the tournament.

Leandro Higo vs. Danny Sabatelloย 

A lot was said before this fight was done. But as they say, actions speak louder than words and Sabatello definitely tried to use more action than words in round 1. He seemed to control Higo on the ground but a stalemate closed out the round. A takedown by Sabatello in round two made it seem like fans would get more of the same but a kimura trap from Higo would have him reverse position to take Sabatello’s back. So, more of the same, but from Higo this time. Every time they went to the ground though, it was due to Sabatello’s initiative and that’s what won him the fight.

 

 

Main Card:

Middleweight World Championship Main Event: Johnny Eblen defeats Gegard Mousasi via unanimous decision all judges scored 50-45

Danny Sabatello defeats Leandro Higo via unanimous decision all judges scored 49-46

Magomed Magomedov defeats Enrique Barzola atย  1:27ย  of round 4 via submission (guillotine)

Brennan Ward defeats Kassius Kayne via TKO at 1:11 of round 1

 

Preliminary Bouts:

Killys Mota defeats Dan Moret via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27, 30-27)

Lucas Brennan defeats Johnny Soto at 3:34 of round 1 via submission (rear-naked choke)

Alexander Shabliy defeats Brent Primus via TKO at 1:22 of round 2

Cat Zingano defeats Pam Sorenson via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 29-27)

Anatoly Tokov defeats Muhammed Abdullah via TKO at 2:28 of round 1

Sabah Homasi defeats Maycon Mendoca via KO at 0:58 of round 1.

Ilara Joanneย  defeats Alejandra Lara via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27,29-27)

James Gonzalez defeats Cody Law via unanimous decision (29-27,29-28, 30-28)

Aaron Jeffery defeats Fabio Aguiar via TKO at 3:30 of round 2

Mandel Nallo defeats Bryce Logan via knockout at 1:07 of round 1

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