Jun 24 2022
Friday

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States

Bellator 282
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
48-7-2

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broadcast start time:

US - Fri 9:00pm EST / UK - Sat 2:00am

11-0-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant Bellator Middleweight Championship

The tape

36
Age
30
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
74.4" / 189 cm

Full record

KO 1KO 3UD 5SD 3MD 5
Form
UD 3KO 1UD 3KO 1UD 3
48
Wins
11
27
By KO
5
56
KO%
45
12
By Sub
1
25
SUB%
9
7
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
0
2
Draws
0
2003
Debut
2017
57
Bouts
11
104
Rounds
21
7 hours, 2 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 26 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
-
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Bellator
1
-
Tapology
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Gegard Mousasi vs Johnny Eblen preview

When is Mousasi vs Eblen?

Gegard Mousasi is set to face the challenge of Johnny Eblen, as the main event of Bellator 282, on Friday 24th June 2022 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest is for the vacant Bellator middleweight championship.

Mousasi vs Eblen stats

Gegard Mousasi steps into the ring with a record of 48 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.

Johnny Eblen will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 5 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Mousasi has advantage in power over Eblen, with a 56% knock out percentage over Eblen's 45%.

Gegard Mousasi is the older man by 6 years, at 36 years old.

Mousasi has a height advantage of 1 inch over Eblen. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Mousasi is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 46 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 14 years and 2 months earlier than Eblen, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 83 more professional rounds, 104 to Eblen's 21.

Mousasi vs Eblen form

Mousasi has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he won against Austin Vanderford at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Previous to that, he had won against John Salter at Bellator 264 on 13th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Douglas Lima at Bellator 250 on 29th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.

He had been beaten by Rafael Lovato Jr at Bellator 223 on 22nd June 2019 by majority decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at SSE Arena, London, England.

Eblen remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against John Salter at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Travis Davis at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had beat Daniel Madrid at Bellator 258 on 7th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had won against Mauricio Alonso at Bellator 229 on 4th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Johnny Eblen has been fighting more than Gegard Mousasi.

Gegard Mousasi last fought 3 months and 4 days ago, while Johnny Eblen's last outing was 2 months and 18 days ago.

Mousasi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Eblen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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