Bellator 214 — which is set to go down on January 26, 2019 inside The Forum in Inglewood, California — just got a bit more interesting, as the promotion announced that Gegard Mousasi will defend his Middleweight title against Rafael Lovato Jr in the co-main event.
Mousasi is fresh of a title defense against Welterweight champion Rory MacDonald, absolutely wrecking “Red King” (see it) to collect his eighth straight win stemming back from his days competing for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The victory was Gegard’s third in a row for the Viacom-owned promotion.
As for Lovato, the former Legacy FC 185-pound kingpin hasn’t tasted defeat in his career, going 9-0 so far, with five of those wins coming under the Bellator MMA umbrella. The submission wizard was last seen submitting John Salter at Bellator 205.
Bellator 214 is expected to be headlined by the finale of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix, as Fedor Emelianenko will face Ryan Bader for all the marbles after the two hard-hitting men ran the gauntlet to reach the finals.
UFC 233 — which is set to go down the same night in Anaheim, California — will feature perhaps the final Flyweight fight for the promotion, as T.J. Dillashaw will drop down to face current champion, Henry Cejudo. Also, Robbie Lawler will welcome Ben Askren to the Octagon, while Paul Felder and James Vick collide in Lightweight action.
There wont be a shortage of fights for fans to enjoy come January 26, so the question remains: Which one will you be tuning in to?