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Gegard Mousasi talks about his Bellator 228 rematch with Lyoto Machida

Bellator 228 “Pitbull vs. Archuleta” takes place Saturday, September 28, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California exclusively on DAZN. “Champ-champ” Patricio Freire (29-4) will defend his Featherweight title against …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Promises No Excuses if Machida Beats Him

It has only been a few weeks since Gegard Mousasi lost his Bellator middleweight championship to Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator London, and he is already ready to put the …read more

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Mousasi responds to criticism about being a sore loser: ‘I’m a crybaby sometimes’

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“I cry a little bit always. I’m a crybaby sometimes.” Gegard Mousasi suffered his first defeat in over three years at …read more

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Gegard Mousasi responds to fans calling him ‘a bad loser’

In late June, Gegard Mousasi surrendered the Bellator middleweight title to Rafael Lovato Jr., losing via majority decision. Shortly after this defeat, Mousasi accused his foe of performance-enhancing drug use. …read more

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Gegard Mousasi on Rafael Lovato Jr. doping allegations: 'People say I'm a bad loser. Whatever.'

BURBANK, Calif – Less than one month after he lost the Bellator middleweight title to Rafael Lovato Jr., Gegard Mousasi is already rebooked.
At a Bellator 228 media day held Wednesday, …read more

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Mousasi vs. Machida 2 announced for Bellator 228

Gegard Mousasi will finally get the change to avenge his loss to Lyoto Machida five years after the fact. Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida will meet in the co-main event …read more

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Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi 2 set for Bellator 228

Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi are set to run it back at Bellator 228 on September 28, Bellator announced.
The two fought back at UFC Fight Night 36 in February 2014. …read more

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Gegard Mousasi vs. Lyoto Machida Rematch Set For Bellator 228

A rematch more than five years in the making has been announced for September 28’s Bellator 228 from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Bellator revealed in a press release today …read more

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Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi rematch booked for Bellator 228 in September

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A rematch between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi has been a no-brainer since both men signed with …read more

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Patricio Pitbull vs. Juan Archuleta, Gegard Mousasi vs. Lyoto Machida 2 on tap for Bellator 228

The first two fights for Bellator 228 on Sept. 28 from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. have been announced including the opening bout in the upcoming Bellator featherweight grand prix.
Reigning …read more

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Lyoto Machida-Gegard Mousasi Rematch Added to Bellator 228

Bellator MMA is loading up its September return to Inglewood, California, by adding a pivotal middleweight rematch between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi to Bellator 228. …read more

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After Mousasi accusations, Bellator chief Scott Coker defends anti-doping policy

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Bellator President Scott Coker calls the promotion’s anti-doping stance “transparent” and said he never stopped communicating with Gegard …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Accuses Rafael Lovato Jr. of Using PEDs for Title Fight

Former Bellator MMA middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi has a bone to pick with his last opponent, claiming Rafael Lovato Jr. was on PEDs. …read more

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Gegard Mousasi says ‘it’s clear’ that Rafael Lovato Jr. was on PEDs

Gegard Mousasi accused the last fighter to beat him of PED use. Gegard Mousasi recently lost his Bellator middleweight title after dropping a decision to Rafael Lovato Jr. The long …read more

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Gegard Mousasi says he should have beaten Rafael Lovato Jr. ‘even with him using PEDs’

At Bellator London, Rafael Lovato Jr. shocked many as he defeated Gegard Mousasi by majority decision to become the new middleweight champion. But, the now former champion claims the 36-year-old …read more

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Gegard Mousasi accuses Bellator champ Rafael Lovato Jr. of using PEDs; urine test clean

Former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi believes Rafael Lovato Jr. was cheating when they fought at Bellator Europe 3.
In an interview on the Dutch-language Spike, Mousasi said Lovato Jr. “100 …read more

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Bellator London reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

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Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived …read more

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VIDEO: Monday Morning Analyst: How Rafael Lovato Jr. pulled off upset against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 223

On this edition of the Monday Morning Analyst, I’ll take a look at the incredible performance by Rafael Lovato Jr. against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 223 in London. …read more

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New Bellator champ Rafael Lovato Jr. open to immediate rematch with Gegard Mousasi

Rafael Lovato Jr. pulled off a stunning upset this past weekend when he dethroned Gegard Mousasi to become the new Bellator middleweight champion.
While Lovato came into the night with an …read more

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Lovato: ‘I can’t blame’ Bellator for booking immediate Mousasi rematch

Newly-crowned Bellator middleweight champion is open to an immediate rematch against Gegard Mousasi. After just five years of professional MMA competition, Rafael Lovato Jr. accomplished an exceptional feat by …read more

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Rafael Lovato Jr. on immediate rematch with Gegard Mousasi: I wouldn't blame them

LONDON – Newly minted Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. fought back tears when speaking about the title he took from Gegard Mousasi at Bellator Europe 3.
“It’s hard to put …read more

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Rafael Lovato Jr. ‘overwhelmed with emotion’ after title win over Gegard Mousasi

Rafael Lovato Jr. entered his Bellator 223 middleweight title fight with Gegard Mousasi as a significant betting underdog. Despite being counted out by the oddsmakers, however, the Brazilian jiu jitsu …read more

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Bellator London post-event facts: Rafael Lovato Jr. is an undefeated champion

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Bellator made its latest overseas stop on Saturday with Bellator London, which took place at The SSE Wembley.
A …read more

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Lovato Jr. clutch in final round, takes Bellator middleweight title from Mousasi

With the fight appearing even after four rounds, challenger Rafael Lovato Jr. scored a key takedown in Round 5 to defeat Gegard Mousasi and win the Bellator middleweight crown. …read more

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MMA Community reacts after Rafael Lovato Jr dethrones Gegard Mousasi at Bellator London

A new middleweight champion was crowned at today’s Bellator London event, as Rafael Lovato Jr defeated Gegard Mousasi via majority decision.
Lovato Jr entered tonight’s Bellator London main event sporting a …read more

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Bellator London & 223 Results: Rafael Lovato Jr. upsets Gegard Mousasi to take the belt

Rafael Lovato Jr. used his jiu-jitsu expertise to pull off the upset and take the Bellator middleweight championship from Gegard Mousasi.
Going into the fight, it was largely billed as …read more

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Rafael Lovato Jr. dethrones Gegard Mousasi with impressive grappling display

Rafael Lovato Jr. upset the applecart in the Bellator London main event at the SSE Arena on Saturday, using his legendary grappling ability to stifle Gegard Mousasi over 25 minutes …read more

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Watch: Rafael Lovato Jr. Defeats Gegard Mousasi To Become Bellator Middleweight Champion

Bellator London is in the books. In the main event, Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi put the 185-pound gold on the line against Rafael Lovato Jr. The action was held …read more

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Twitter reacts to Rafael Lovato Jr.'s upset of Gegard Mousasi to claim Bellator title

Rafael Lovato Jr. accomplished his championship dream on Saturday when he outworked Gegard Mousasi to claim the Bellator middleweight title in the main event of Bellator Europe 3.
Lovato Jr. (10-0 …read more

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Bellator London results: Rafael Lovato Jr. stuns Gegard Mousasi, claims middleweight belt

LONDON – Bellator has a new middleweight champion.
Rafael Lovato brought an undefeated record into his Bellator London main event against Gegard Mousasi, but few seemed to give him a chance …read more

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Bellator London Results: Rafael Lovato Jr defeats Gegard Mousasi (Highlights)

The middleweight title is on the line in the main event of Bellator London as Gegard Mousasi takes on undefeated challenger Rafael Lovato Jr.
Mousasi (45-6-2) returns to action for the …read more

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Bellator London live blog: Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.

This is the Bellator London live blog for Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr., a middleweight championship main event at Saturday’s Bellator event at the SSE Arena in London.
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Bellator 223 London Results: Mousasi vs. Lovato

MMA Fighting has Bellator 223 London results for the Mousasi vs. Lovato event Saturday at the SSE Arena in London, England.
In the main event, Gegard Mousasi will try to defend …read more

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Rafael Lovato Jr. Wants to “Defeat A Legend” to Become Champion

Rafael Lovato Jr. will be challenging Gegard Mousasi in the main event of Bellator London and he will have an opportunity to pick up his 10th professional win in dynamic …read more

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Rafael Lovato Jr. praises Gegard Mousasi: ‘I want to defeat a legend to win the belt’

Rafael Lovato Jr. knows that Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi is the toughest test of his unbeaten career, but he wouldn’t want to fight for a championship belt under any …read more

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Bellator 223/London results: ‘Mousasi vs Lovato Jr.’ streaming play-by-play updates

Bellator 223: “Mousasi vs. Lovato” airs TONIGHT (June 22, 2019) from SSE Arena in London, England via Paramount Network. The Middleweight title is on the line as Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2) …read more

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Costello van Steenis will take over Bellator middleweight division after Gegard Mousasi is done

With an 11-1 record including three straight wins in Bellator, Costello van Steenis knows he’s inching closer and closer to his ultimate goal to become middleweight champion.
This weekend at Bellator …read more

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Gegard Mousasi says he fights ‘to get paid’, not because he loves the sport

Gegard Mousasi is set to defend his middleweight title against Rafael Lovato Jr. in the main event of Bellator London tomorrow afternoon.
The 33-year-old, Mousasi, will fight professionally for the 53rd …read more

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Bellator London breakdown: Does Rafael Lovato Jr. have a path to title vs. Gegard Mousasi?

MMA Junkie Radio co-host and MMA Junkie contributor Dan Tom breaks down the Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for Bellator London.
Bellator London takes place Saturday …read more

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Bellator London dual-event weigh-in results & video: Gegard Mousasi set to defend his belt

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Bellator’s event Saturday in London will be a dual-broadcast airing, with Sky Sports and Channel 5 sharing the live broadcast in the U.K. Sky Sports …read more

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Gegard Mousasi: ‘I’m fighting to get paid, I’m not doing this because I love the sport so much’

Despite a career that stretches more than 16 years, Gegard Mousasi actually doesn’t enjoy fighting all that much.
Now it’s not to say that the reigning Bellator middleweight champion despises his …read more

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Why Mousasi has the edge over Lovato Jr. ahead of Bellator London

Rafael Lovato Jr. will have to be at his best when he takes on Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 223 in London this weekend. …read more

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Bellator 223 London weigh-in video, results

The entire cast of the Bellator London and Bellator 223 cards have successfully weighed in ahead of Saturday’s event from Wembley’s SSE Arena.
Gegard Mousasi will look to defend his …read more

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Gegard Mousasi interested in Bellator welterweight title — under the right conditions

This weekend, in the main event of Bellator 223, Gegard Mousasi will attempt to defend the Bellator middleweight strap opposite Rafael Lovato Jr. If he’s successful on this mission, he …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Eyes Two Belts On Two Conditions

The last time we saw Gegard Mousasi, he defeated welterweight Rory MacDonald in a bout for Mousasi’s middleweight title to show his middleweight supremacy. Now, heading into his Bellator London …read more

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Bellator champ Gegard Mousasi's plan: Defend his belt, then go hunting for another

LONDON – Gegard Mousasi never has been one to get overly excited ahead of his fights. And, after a super light open workout that lasted barely a minute Wednesday, the …read more

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Bellator London: Mousasi vs. Lovato Not Airing On Paramount Network Or DAZN

If you were expecting to see the middleweight title clash between champion Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Lovato Jr. on the Paramount Network and DAZN, think again. Bellator is splitting the …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Not Interested in Holding Two Belts, Looking to Finish Rafael Lovato Jr.

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2) will defend his belt against Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator London. …read more

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Rafael Lovato Jr. Expects To Finish Gegard Mousasi

In the main event of Bellator London, Gegard Mousasi is putting his middleweight title on the line. He is taking on jiu-jitsu ace, and undefeated MMA fighter, Rafael Lovato Jr. …read more

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Rafael Lovato Jr. ‘100 Percent’ Expects to Finish Gegard Mousasi at Bellator London

After a slight delay, Rafael Lovato Jr. will indeed get his middleweight title fight against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator London. …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Unsurprised At T.J. Dillashaw's PED Bust; Had Suspected Him Of Drug Use

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has a reputation of being outspoken about use of performance-enhancing drugs and isn’t shying away from the subject of disgraced former UFC bantamweight champ …read more

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Gegard Mousasi plans on stopping Rafael Lovato Jr. at source in Bellator London title clash

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LONDON – The last time Gegard Mousasi fought in London, he ended the night drunk. And the Bellator middleweight …read more

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Bellator London: Make your predictions for Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.

We want your predictions for Saturday’s Bellator event in London.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and …read more

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Mousasi: ‘For a long time, it was suspicious’ that Dillashaw was on PEDs

Gegard Mousasi sounds off on T.J. Dillashaw PED mess, while blasting other fighters who’ve failed their respective drug tests. Throughout his storied MMA career, Gegard Mousasi was never embroiled in …read more

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Gegard Mousasi was ‘suspicious’ TJ Dillashaw was doping ‘for a long time’

Earlier this year, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw tested positive for the banned substance EPO and suspended for two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency as a result. …read more

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Lyoto Machida eyes Ryan Bader, Gegard Mousasi after win over Chael Sonnen

NEW YORK – Lyoto Machida has options.
After brutalizing three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen at Friday’s Bellator 222, “The Dragon” could very well be in line for a title …read more

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