Ty Gwerder learned a lot from his first professional loss.
After Joseph Creer dominated the wrestling and grappling departments, Gwerder suffered a unanimous decision at Bellator 235 in December 2019. He faces another wrestling-heavy opponent in unbeaten middleweight Dalton Rosta at Bellator 250 this Thursday, Oct. 29.
Gwerder looks hand Rosta his first defeat, at the Mohegun Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
He rebounded from his lone loss with a third-round knockout over George Tokkos at Bellator 246 this past September. Gwerder is a proven striker with all five of his victories coming by knockout/TKO. He earned fur of those finishes within the first round.
Rosta is yet to make it past two rounds in all three of his bouts. Rosta is making a name for his wrestling and ground and pound, earning all three wins by TKO.
He most recently defeated Mark Gardner by doctor’s stoppage in round one at Bellator 243 this past August.
Ty Gwerder media day
On Tuesday, Gwerder spoke to MyMMANews and other media outlets at Bellator 250 virtual media day. You can see his full media day press conference in the video above.
The full Bellator 250 fight card is listed below:
Main event [Bellator Middleweight Championship]: Gegard Mousasi [46-7-2] vs. Douglas Lima [32-7]
Featherweight bout: Brandon Girtz [16-9] vs. Henry Corrales [17-5]
Women’s flyweight bout: Veta Arteaga [5-4] vs. Desiree Yanez [5-2]
Heavyweight bout: Jake Hager [2-0, 1 NC] vs. Brandon Calton [2-0]
Middleweight bout: Dalton Rosta [3-0] vs. Ty Gwerder [5-1]
Welterweight bout: Sabah Homasi [13-8] vs. Bobby Voelker [33-13]
Lightweight bout: Nick Newell [16-3] vs. Zach Zane [14-9]
Middleweight bout: Johnny Eblen [6-0] vs. Taylor Johnson [6-1]
150-pound catchweight bout: Adam Borics [14-1] vs. Erick Sanchez [9-5]
Bantamweight bout: Toby Misech [11-7] vs. Jared Scoggins [10-1]
Featherweight bout: Cody Law [Pro Debut] vs. Orlando Ortega [Pro Debut]