Bellator 282 pre-event facts: Champ Gegard Mousasi boasts stellar stoppage stats


Bellator returns from a 42-day hiatus on Friday with Bellator 282, which goes down at Mohegan Solar Arena in Uncasville, Conn., with a predominant card that airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

The middleweight belt will doubtless be on the road in the predominant event of the cardboard. Champion Gegard Mousasi (49-7-2 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) seeks his third consecutive title protection in opposition to undefeated contender Johnny Eblen (11-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA).

For more on the numbers on the wait on of the headliner, to boot to the the relaxation of the cardboard, test below for MMA Junkie’s pre-event facts about Bellator 282.

Gegard Mousasi vs. Johnny Eblen

Gegard Mousasi

Mousasi is basically the most attention-grabbing two-time middleweight champion in Bellator history.

Mousasi is one of two opponents in MMA history to explain titles under the Bellator and Strikeforce banners. Cris Cyborg furthermore done the feat.

Mousasi’s seven victories in Bellator middleweight rivals are tied for third-most in divisional history on the wait on of Alexander Shlemenko (12) and John Salter (eight).

Mousasi has earned 39 of his 49 career victories by stoppage. He’s earned 33 of those use in Spherical 1.

Mousasi’s four knockout victories in Bellator middleweight rivals are tied for third-most in divisional history on the wait on of Shlemenko (six) and Brennan Ward (five).

Eblen’s seven-strive in opposition to Bellator profitable accelerate at middleweight is the longest active accelerate in the division.

Eblen has earned five of his seven Bellator victories by resolution.

Magomed Magomedov vs. Enrique Barzola

Enrique Barzola

Enrique Barzola (18-5-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) improved to 2-0-1 since he left the featherweight division in March 2019.

Brennan Ward vs. Kassius Kayne

Brennan Ward

Brennan Ward (15-6 MMA, 10-6 BMMA) has earned 14 of his 15 career victories by stoppage. That involves all 10 of his Bellator wins.

Brent Primus vs. Alexander Shabliy

Brent Primus

Brent Primus (11-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) has 9 victories in Bellator gentle-weight rivals, that are tied for third most in divisional history on the wait on of Michael Chandler (15) and Patricky Freire (14).

Primus’ six stoppage victories in Bellator gentle-weight rivals are third-most in divisional history on the wait on of Chandler (10) and Freire (9).

Primus is basically the most attention-grabbing fighter in Bellator history to derive a submission victory by gogoplata choke. He done the feat at Bellator Europe 1.

Alexander Shabliy (21-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) has earned each of his Bellator victories by resolution.

Cat Zingano vs. Pam Sorenson

Cat Zingano

Cat Zingano (12-4 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) is 2-1 since she moved as a lot as the females’s featherweight division in December 2018.

Zingano has earned 9 of her 12 career victories by stoppage.

Anatoly Tokov vs. Muhammad Abdullah

Anatoly Tokov

Anatoly Tokov’s (30-3 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) six-strive in opposition to Bellator profitable accelerate in middleweight rivals is the longest active accelerate in the division.

Tokov is 23-1 in his past 24 fights relationship wait on to April 2012.

Sabah Homasi vs. Maycon Mendonca

Sabah Homasi

Sabah Homasi (16-10 MMA, 4-4 BMMA) has earned 13 of his 16 career victories by stoppage. That involves all four of his Bellator wins.

Cody Law vs. James Gonzalez

Cody Law

Cody Law’s (6-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) six-strive in opposition to Bellator profitable accelerate at featherweight is the longest active accelerate in the division.

Law has earned five of his six career victories by stoppage.

Lucas Brennan vs. Johnny Soto

Lucas Brennan

Lucas Brennan’s (6-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) five-strive in opposition to Bellator profitable accelerate at featherweight is tied for the 2nd-longest active accelerate in the division on the wait on of Law (six).

Brennan has earned five of his six career victories by stoppage.