The Bellator MMA middleweight title is on the line tonight (Friday, August 13th) from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
In the main event of Bellator 264, reigning champion Gegard Mousasi takes on John Salter in Mousasi’s first defense of the vacant belt he won when he beat Douglas Lima last year. This is the second time he’s been champion and he defended it successfully once before losing to the now retired Rafael Lovato Jr.
Co-main event should be fireworks as former champion Andrey Koreshkov battles striker Sabah Homasi in the welterweight division. Keep an eye on Magomed Magomedov vs. Raufeon Stots at bantamweight, as those are two talented fighters with bright futures looking to inch closer to a title shot.
It all starts with a free live stream of the preliminary card, which can be watched at the top of the page starting at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT. These prelims got ravaged pretty badly so you only get three. Showtime has the main card at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. You can watch the main card on Bellator’s YouTube channel if you live in Canada or in other international jurisdictions. BBC iPlayer has this card for streaming in the United Kingdom.
Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Gegard Mousasi def. John Salter via TKO (punches) at 2:07 of Rd 3
First Round: Mousasi landed a sharp combo early but Salter dominated the rest of the round after tying up and getting a take down that he was never entirely able to finish.
Second Round: Mousasi landed repeatedly in the first half of the round, easily dominating as long as he kept the fight at striking range. Salter got a take down at the half way point but Salter ended up on his own back with about a minute left and Mousasi started to rain down strikes from the top.
Third Round: Salter shot ineffectually and once again ended up on his back, eating shots where Tan Dan called a stop to the action.
Andrey Koreshkov def. Sabah Homasi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26×2)
Koreshkov completely outclassed Homasi in an impressive performance.
Raufeon Stots def. Magomed Magomedov via unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
Good back and forth fight, some really good wrestling exchanges and reversals. Highlight was the 3rd round when both fighters threatened with serious rear naked choke attempts.
Davion Franklin def. Everett Cummings via KO (punches) at 0:21 of Rd 1
Utter demolition by the impressive Frankin.
Khadzhimurat Bestaev def. Ty Gwerder via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Gwerder came on strong early with a first round knock down but faded in the stretch.
Preliminary Card (Online, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Pam Sorenson def. Roberta Samad via split decision (29-28×2, 28-29)
Jeffrey Glossner def. Sebastian Ruiz via unanimous decision (29-28×2, 28-28)
Jon McNei def. Orlando Mendoza via TKO (punches) at 3:57 of Rd 3
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