Bellator 282 On June 24th, the fans will get a treat as Bellator MMA will host a main event between two of the most dominant fighters of all time. Gegard Mousasi will face off against Johnny Eblen in a heavyweight clash of the greatest kind. Bellator will air live on the Main card of the Bellator 282 event in Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
Date: Friday, June 24
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m
Bellator has made history as the first major MMA organization to air on free television in the United States. The free broadcast, which will be available on Bellator.com, will see Bellator present a live stream of its pay-per-view events, as well as several championship fights, as well as an abundance of other exciting matches. The broadcasts will be available on the company’s website and mobile apps.
The Main card of the Bellator 282 event will begin at 9 pm / 6 pm PT / 2 am BST / 11 am AEST on the Showtime Networks (on a tape delay at 10pm ET/7pm PT) and will be headlined by Gegard Mousasi vs. Johnny Eblen. The preliminary card will begin at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT / 11 pm BST / 8 am AEST and will feature the finals of the women’s lightweight and women’s flyweight titles.
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Bellator is one of the largest and fastest growing sports organizations in the world. Since its launch in 2002, the promotion has become a leader in the sport of MMA, hosting six events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas across the United States. Bellator is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, and operates internationally out of London, England, Moscow, Russia and Paris, France.
Gegard Mousasi is a Dutch kickboxer, who has been active since 2008. He is a former World Muay Thai Champion, three-time K-1 World Grand Prix Champion and K-1 MAX 2010 Champion. He holds notable victories over Mirko Cro Cop, Melvin Manhoef, and Alistair Overeem.
Johnny Eblen is a British kickboxer and martial artist. He began his career in 2008 and has amassed a record of 15-2, with 9 of those wins coming via stoppage. His most notable victories include former K-1 World GP Champion Semmy Schilt, former WGP Champion Remy Bonjasky and former IBF.
Bellator 282: Gegard Mousasi vs. Johnny Eblen fight card
Gegard Mousasi vs. Johnny Eblen
Leandro Higo vs. Danny Sabatello
Magomed Magomedov vs. Enrique Barzola
Brennan Ward vs. Kassius Kayne
Brent Primus vs. Alexander Shabliy
Cat Zingano vs. Pam Sorenson
Anatoly Tokov vs. Muhammed Abdullah
Sabah Homasi vs. Maycon Mendonca
Alejandra Lara vs. Ilara Joanne
Cody Law vs. James Gonzalez
Dan Moret vs. Killys Mota
Lucas Brennan vs. Johnny Soto
Fabio Aguiar vs. Aaron Jeffery
Mandel Nallo vs. Bryce Logan
Marcos Breno vs. Richard Palencia
Bellator is back after a long hiatus for its latest event, Bellator 282. Now in the middle of the heavyweight tournament, the winner will move on to the semifinals. Gegard Mousasi makes his first Bellator appearance since losing his title to champion Ryan Bader in 2015. He will face Johnny Eblen, who also made his debut in 2015 and lost to Bader. Eblen is making his third Bellator appearance after beating Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 238. This matchup is part of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament.