Bellator 282 will see Gegard Mousasi and Johnny Eblen square off in the main event.
Bellator 282 is not going to be a star-studded affair for casual MMA fans but only a fool would skip out on a card with deep talent and far-reaching ramifications. The main event will see Gegard Mousasi and Johnny Eblen square off for the Bellator middleweight championship.
Mousasi is the defending champion who is 12-1 in his last 13 with wins over Uriah Hall, Chris Weidman, Rory MacDonald, Douglas Lima, and Austin Vanderford. Vanderford was the last fight Mousasi had, ending Vanderford’s undefeated run in MMA in the process and retaining his title.
Now, he has another undefeated prospect, Elben to contend with. Elben, like Vanderford, hasn’t faced anyone on Mousasi’s level yet, so the fight should show just how good Elben is.
The middleweight title isn’t the only thing going on the show, with the final two fights of the Bantamweight Grand Prix quarter-final taking place on the card as well. Other names fans may want to keep an eye on including Brennan Ward, Cat Zingano, Alejandra Lara, Cody Law, and Brent Primus.
Here’s all you need to know to watch Bellator 282
Date: June 24, 2022
Start Time: 6 PM ET Prelims/9 PM ET Main Card
Main Card: Showtime
Prelim: at Bellator’s YouTube channel or on Pluto TV
Gegard Mousasi (c) vs. Johnny Eblen
Leandro Higo vs. Danny Sabatello
Magomed Magomedov vs. Enrique Barzola
Brennan Ward vs. Kassius Kayne
Dan Moret vs. Killys Mota
Lucas Brennan vs. Johnny Soto
Brent Primus vs. Alexander Shabliy
Cat Zingano vs. Pam Sorenson
Anatoly Tokov vs. Muhammad Abdullah
Sabah Homasi vs. Maycon Mendonça
Alejandra Lara vs. Ilara Joanne
Cody Law vs. James Gonzalez
Aaron Jeffery vs. Fabio Aguiar
Bryce Logan vs. Mandel Nallo