Bellator London has its main event. Gegard Mousasi will be putting his middleweight title on the line when he takes on Rafael Lovato Jr. The two were originally set to fight in January, however, Mousasi had to pull out due to an injury.
Mousasi last fought back in September where he beat Rory MacDonald by TKO in the second round to defend the middleweight title. It also extended his winning streak to eight dating back to 2016. Lovato Jr., on the other hand, last fought back at Bellator 205 in September, where he beat John Salter to improve to 9-0 as a pro. There is no question this will be Lovato Jr.’s toughest fight to date, but he has said he when they were first scheduled to fight he is more than ready.
Meanwhile, also on the card will be Paul Daley. The Englishman last fought at Bellator 216 where he lost by decision to his archrival in Michael ‘Venom’ Page. The loss extended his losing streak to two and pushed his Bellator record to 6-4. Daley is no doubt a fan favorite and will help sell tickets to the event in London. However, no opponent has been announced yet for Daley. All that is known is that ‘Semtex’ will be on the card.
If that wasn’t enough, Irishman, and fan favorite, James Gallagher will also be competing on the card. Gallagher, who last fought at Bellator 217, where he headlined the card in Dublin, got back into the win column. He had a dominating performance over Steven Graham after his last fight against Ricky Bandejas did not go his way. Gallagher got knocked out to Bandejas to give him his first professional loss. Like Daley, no opponent is known for Gallagher at this time.
The card is set to take place on June 22 at the SSE Arena and is expected to be live on Paramount Network.