Bellator London: Rafael Lovato Jr. Snatches 185 Title From Gegard Mousasi
Rafael Lovato Jr. continues to turn heads in MMA, as the jiu-jitsu champ is now Bellator's middleweight king.
Bellator London went down today in the historic, English city, and the card saw Rafael Lovato Jr. become the promotion’s new, middleweight champ.
In what was just his tenth, pro bout, the decorated grappler defeated Mousasi via majority decision, and dropped the UFC vet’s record to 45-7-2. Lovato Jr., meanwhile, has won all ten of his pro-MMA fights to date.
Here are the complete results for today’s event (via MMA Junkie).
Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gegard Mousasi via majority decision (47-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Melvin Manhoef def Kent Kauppinen via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Aaron Chalmers def. Fred Freeman via submission (triangle choke) R2, 4:05
Paul Daley def. Erick Silva via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
James Gallagher def Jeremiah Labiano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Fabian Edwards def. Jonathan Bosuku via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Costello van Steenis def. Mike Shipman via knockout (punches) R2, 1:34
Charlie Ward def. Justin Moore via TKO (punches) R2, 3:23
Denise Kielholtz def Bryony Tyrell via TKO (strikes) R3, 2:48
Charlie Leary def. Chris Bungard via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Kate Jackson def. Lena Ovchynnikova via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – R1, 4:20
Terry Brazier def. Alessandro Botti via submission (Americana) – R3, 2:17
Luke Ord def Nathan Rose via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-25)
Alfie Davis def. Jorge Kanella via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Justin Burlinson def. Wendle Lewis via verbal submission (injury) R1, 0:09
Galore Bofando def Keith McCabe via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Kevin Fryer def. John Redmond via split decision (29-28, 28-29 29-28)
Frans Mlambo def. Nathan Greyson via submission (D’Arce choke) R2, 4:22