Bellator 250 Recap: Mousasi Triumphs Over Lima

Bellator 250, held on October 29, 2020, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, was a night of intense MMA action headlined by a middleweight title bout between Gegard Mousasi and Douglas Lima. The event showcased a mix of knockouts, technical submissions, and hard-fought decisions that kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Main Event: Mousasi vs. Lima

The main event featured former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi facing off against the then-current welterweight champion Douglas Lima for the vacant middleweight title. Mousasi, known for his striking precision and judo black belt, brought a wealth of experience into the cage. Lima, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with knockout power, was looking to become a two-division champion.

The fight went the distance, with Mousasi reclaiming the middleweight title by unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 48-47, 49-46, and 49-46, reflecting Mousasi’s control over the majority of the rounds. His jab and low kicks were particularly effective, allowing him to maintain distance and score points throughout the fight.

Co-Main Event and Other Highlights

In the co-main event, featherweights Brandon Girtz and Henry Corrales went head-to-head in a bout that ended in a split decision victory for Corrales. The fight was closely contested, with both fighters having their moments, but Corrales edged out with two of the judges scoring the fight 30-27 in his favor.

Other notable fights included Dalton Rosta’s unanimous decision win over Ty Gwerder in a middleweight bout, and heavyweight Jake Hager’s split decision victory against Brandon Calton. Sabah Homasi provided one of the night’s most explosive moments with a knockout victory over Bobby Voelker just 20 seconds into the second round.

Event Overview

Bellator 250 delivered a night of memorable fights, with athletes showcasing their skills across various weight classes. The event was marked by the anticipation of the main event title fight and the performances that led up to it. Despite the cancellation of some bouts due to medical reasons, the fighters who stepped into the cage demonstrated the resilience and dedication that MMA fans have come to expect from Bellator events.

The event’s success was a testament to the fighters’ preparation and the organization’s ability to put on a high-caliber show even amidst the challenges posed by the global situation at the time. As Bellator continues to host events featuring top-tier talent, fans can look forward to more thrilling matchups and championship battles in the future.


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