Gegard Mousasi left limping. Jake Hager left wounded. But both men left Bellator 250 victorious.
Mousasi reclaimed the promotion’s middleweight title in the evening’s main event. It was a dominant performance for the now two-time Bellator MMA champ, who pretty decisively won four of five rounds. But the fifth and final frame saw welterweight champ Douglas Lima turn up the heat. And the damage incurred from round after round of leg kicks piled up on Mousasi. After the fight, he suggested he might be on crutches by the following day.
Jake Hager’s legs survived, but in a plodding yet still violent heavyweight clash on the preliminary card, the pro wrestler known for his AEW fame found himself busted up by undefeated opponent Brandon Calton. A former NFL player, Calton tagged Hager several times. But the wrestler (a Division I standout in the NCAA) survived, and proved he could take a punch. It wasn’t pretty. Hager was unable to land a single takedown. He did enough on the feet to come away with a split decision win, however.
Bouts featuring Veta Ortega (against Desiree “Dirty Dez” Yanez) and Nick Newell (opposite Zach Zane) were scratched due to positive COVID-19 tests.
Full results and highlights from Bellator 250 are below!
Bellator 250: Mousasi vs. Lima Results
Gegard Mousasi defeated Douglas Lima by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) – for the vacant Bellator MMA middleweight championship
Henry Corrales defeated Brandon Girtz by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
Dalton Rosta defeated Ty Gwerder by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jake Hager defeated Brandon Calton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sabah Homasi defeated Bobby Voelker by knockout (punches), Round 2, 0:20
Johnny Eblen defeated Taylor Johnson by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Adam Borics defeated Erick Sanchez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Cody Law defeated Orlando Ortega by submission (D’Arce Choke), Round 1, 2:41