One of the most accomplished fighters in MMA history, Gegard Mousasi is aiming for his 50th victory in MMA. He’ll be looking to get that opportunity on June 24 when he defends the Bellator middleweight title against Johnny Eblen. The fight will take place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
Mousasi, 36, made his pro debut in 2003. A former Cage Warriors and DREAM middleweight champion, Mousasi also won the Strikeforce (2009) and DREAM (2010) light heavyweight titles. Mousasi joined the UFC in 2014 and won promotion 9-3. After a five-fight win streak with the UFC, Mousasi, who never had a shot at a title, joined Bellator in 2017.
In his second fight for Bellator, Mousasi won the Bellator middleweight title against Rafael Carvalho. He lost the 2019 title to Rafael Lovato Jr. but bounced back and won the 2020 title against Douglas Lima. Mousasi’s last fight was a February TKO win over Austin Vanderford. He’s on a winning streak of four fights.
Eblen made his pro debut in 2017. Eblen competed for Shamrock FC in 2019 and joined Bellator in 2019. After a seven-fight win streak with promotion, Eblen beat John Salter in March to secure a title shot.
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Also on the card are two quarterfinal bouts of the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix. Leandro Higo meets Danny Sabatello while Magomed Magomedov meets Enrique Barzola.
Sports news provides you with all the information you need to watch Bellator 282 including start time, channel, odds and more.
What time does Bellator 282 start today?
- Date: Friday June 24th
- Start time: 6 p.m. ET
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET
- Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET (approximately)
Bellator 282 takes place on Friday, June 24th. The YouTube prelims begin at 6:00 PM ET and the main card begins at 9:00 PM ET. Mousasi and Eblen should make their way to the cage around 11:30 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
What channel is Bellator 282: Mousasi vs. Eblen on?
- US – Showtime, YouTube
Bellator 282 starts prelims on YouTube. In the US, the main card will be broadcast live on Showtime.
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Gegard Mousasi vs. Johnny Eblen Odds for Bellator 282
Per fighting chancesMousasi is the -245 favorite while Johnny Eblen is the +195 underdog.
Bellator 282: Mousasi vs. Eblen fight card
- Gegard Mousasi (c) vs. Johny Eblen for the Bellator Middleweight Title
- Leandro Higo vs. Danny Sabatello in a Bellator Bantamwieght Grand Prix Quarterfinal
- Magomed Magomedov vs. Enrique Barzola in a Bellator Bantamwieght Grand Prix Quarterfinal
- Brennan Ward versus Kassius Kayne; welterweights
- Brent Primus vs. Alexander Shabliy; lightweights
- Cat Zingano versus Pam Sorenson; featherweights
- Anatoly Tokov vs. Muhammad Abdullah; medium weight
- Sabah Homasi vs. Maycon Mendonça; welterweights
- Alejandra Lara vs. Ilara Joanne; flyweights
- Cody Law versus James Gonzalez; featherweights
- Dan Moret vs. Killys Mota; lightweights
- Lucas Brennan versus Johnny Soto; featherweights
- Aaron Jeffery vs. Fabio Aguiar; medium weight
- Bryce Logan vs. Mandel Nallo; lightweights
- Marcus Breno vs. Richard Palencia; bantam weights