The vacant Middleweight title will be on the line as Douglas Lima tries for double champion status.
Douglas Lima is the current welterweight champion of Bellator MMA, after defeating Rory MacDonald at Bellator 232. Gegard Mousasi lost his Middlweight title at Bellator 223 against now former champion, Rafael Lovato Jr.
Now, the pair are set to collide in a little over a month’s time. Bellator President Scott Coker announced the news in a press conference Friday.
This announcement comes after the unveiling of a major partnership between Bellator & CBS Sports Network, which begins this October. The headliner between Lima and Mousasi will be at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on October 29.
Lima (32-7) looks to join the double champion ranks of Patricio Pitbull (FW & LW), and Ryan Bader (LHW a& HW), who just lost his light heavyweight title. Lima won the million dollar prize from 50 Cent last year, after being the victor of the Bellator welterweight grand prix tournament.
Mousasi (46-7-2) has only competed once since losing his title, as he defeated Lyoto Machida in a split decision at Bellator 228. This fight was set to take place back in San Jose in May before being cancelled due to the pandemic.
Two of the top fighters worldwide, Lima has a long resume including the likes of MacDonald, MVP and Andrey Koreshkov. Mousasi, a former UFC veteran, also has a lengthy list with names such as MacDonald, Chris Weidman and Thiago Santos. This will be a much-watch fight between two of the best in their respective divisions, with the stakes even higher thanks to the belt being on the line.