Bellator 282 has TEN Great Fights

Mousasi vs Eblen

Gegard Mousasi easily one of the best Middleweights in the world. No argument needed. Another level right now, Hard to defeat him. 12-1 record in his last third fights since 2016.

Masterclass wins against Douglas Lima, Rory MacDonald in his Bellator career.

Few fights probably left in his career, One of the last fights of his career against American Top Team product Johnny Eblen. Everyone speaks highly of him, Muhammad Lawal calls him the “Korean Canelo.”

Eblen All-American Wrestler from Missouri trained with Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren, Michael Chandler. Definitely has the wrestling pedigree to challenge Mousasi and slow down the pace of the fight, However Mousasi is one of the best strikers in Mix Martial Arts.

Striking gotten better first round KO against Collin Huckbody former CFFC Middleweight Champion.

“This fight is going to solidify my name and start my legacy. This is going to put a big exclamation point after my name – people are going to be talking about me. Especially with what I’m going to do against Gegard, I’m going to punch him in the face, I’m going to take him down, it’s going to be fun.” Johnny Eblen

https://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/bellator-282-johnny-eblen-looks-to-dethrone-legendary-gegard-mousasi

Shocks the world and defeats Bellator Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi his life change forever. Interested in this fight. Even if Eblen loses but gives Mousasi three round challenge, Receive a lot of respect from the MMA world.

Higo vs Sabatello

Bantamweight Grand Prix is stacked, Many great fighters. Bellator quarterfinals are beginning. One of the quarterfinals fights is Leandro Higo vs Danny Sabatello.

Danny Sabatello is a pure breed wrestling workhorse from Purdue and now trains at American Top Team. Wrestling made him a mentally tough and well-conditioned fighter.

Extremely impressed with Danny’s dominant wrestling performance, Dominating all-around Jornel Lugo for three rounds.

Wrestling pedigree Sabatello has, might dominate Higo.

“There’s no way there’s a guy out there that can beat me right now,” Sabatello told MMA Junkie and other reporters post-fight at Bellator 278. “If I can do that to a guy that’s a stud like Jornel Lugo, 8-0, undefeated, really fcking talented and skillful fighter, than I can beat anybody. And now Leandro Higo is fcking next. If you think I dominated Lugo, just wait and see what I do to Higo.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2022/04/bellator-278-danny-sabatello-issues-warning-leandro-higo-grand-prix-you-suck

Leandro Higo on a three fight winning streak defeated former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Darrion Caldwell, Ricky Bandjeas and Shawn Bunch.

Part of the Pitbull Brothers Gym, Coached by Eric Albarracin one of the best coaches in the world. Cross trains with Fight Ready MMA with Henry Cejudo.

Eric will create the best gameplan possible to defeat the former Big Ten wrestler Danny Sabatello.

“We figured out what he need to do. I’m much lower than I used to be. About him saying I’m not a jiu-jitsu fighter, he’s partially right. I’m not just a jiu-jitsu fighter. I have many skills at my disposal. I bring bombs to this fight and he’s going to feel it. I can beat him everywhere in the game.” Leandro Higo

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2022/05/bellator-282-danny-sabatello-vs-leandro-higo-insults

Magomed Magomedov vs Enrique Barzola

Magomedov vs Barzola can be very boring stick and move fight, solid pace technical fight and lastly grappling domination by Magomedov.

Magomedov lost in his last fight against Raufeon Stots but still one of the best Bantamweights in the world. Really appreciate his grappling skills especially, Beautiful to watch. In addition to his leg kicks, striking combinations and the constant added pressure.

One of two fighters to only beat Petr Yan. Highly recommend watching the TWO ACB Bantamweight Title fights.

Enrique Barzola former UFC fighter wins over Gabriel Benitez and Bobby Moffett. Biggest win came in his Bellator debut against Darrion Caldwell.

Barbola taking advantage of his crazy endurance and striking ability to KO the former Bellator Bantamweight Champion.

“I broke him in the first round – and yes, he won it – and then the second round was even. But I knew that sooner or later his cardio was going to give out on him. “ Enrique Barzola

Every time I took him down, I would talk to myself. I would murmur in his ears. I wasn’t insulting him, no. I was just motivating myself and speaking to myself. And that’s when I entered into a connection within myself, and that’s something personal. I knew he wasn’t going to beat me. I was going to destroy him. I would say, ‘Come one, come on. What do you have?’ I’d tell myself.” Enrique Barzola

Barzola is a contestant in the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix. Stacked Grand Prix with world class fighters but Barzola might be the dark horse!!

In other words Magomedov vs Barzola can be one of the best Technical Fast paced fights in the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix are the most boring.

Brent Primus vs Alexander Shabily

Top Ten Bellator Lightweight Fight. Sitting very close to the television to watch this fight go down.

Brent Primus #2 Lightweight vs Alexander Shabily #8 Lightweight.

Primus former Bellator Lightweight Champion beating Michael Chandler and coming off win against Benson Henderson, Hunting for another title shot with win over Shabily.

“As long as I fight the best of my abilities and go out there perform like I know, I’m going to finish this guy, I know he’s really tough but man I’m ready. ” Brent Primus interview with John Lynch

“June 24th it’s gonna be a great fight fireworks, Don’t think it’s gonna be a decision. ” Brent Primus

Primus training with black belts at Team Oyama and American Top Team. Grappling advantage and Jiu-Jitsu advantage to choke out Shabily.

Alexander Shabily undefeated with Bellator 2-0 record. Toughest upcoming fight but confident can get the win with the striking exchanges.

Before signing with Bellator was considered one of the best Lightweight prospects in the world. Training down at Persevet FT & American Top Team.

Very good All-Around fighter but his striking is nasty, Best skill moving forward.

Russian version of Dustin Poirier in my opinion, Putting everything on the line mentality. Similar striking style and combinations.

Win over Brent Primus, Replacing his spot for the #2 ranking.

Cody Law vs James Gonzalez

Blue Chip prospect out of American Top Team, Cody Law might become a future Bellator Featherweight Champion. Next core group of American Top Team fighters.

#8th ranked Featherweight fast rising star is undefeated 6-0 record, Facing tougher sparring partners than opponents. Sparring with Dustin Poirier, Sidney Outlaw, Mateusz Gamrot to name a few fighters.

Cody Law former Division Two NCAA Champion 157 lb, Two Time All-American wrestler.

Fourteen Major Champions come from wrestling background, Wrestling is the key to MMA success.

Law’s wrestling success can lead to becoming Bellator Lightweight Champion.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m fighting for the belt in maybe a year.”

Bellator 282 opponent is against former CFFC and Ring of Combat Featherweight Champion, James Gonzalez.

Biggest win against current UFC fighter Pat Sabatini. Gonzalex is a tough fighter with good Jiu-Jitsu. Giving Law a different look.

“I’m happy to have a better opponent, Twice as many fights as me, It’s a nice progressive build up, I think he’s a game opponent, He’s heavy Jiu-Jitsu, “

Cody Law MYMMAnews.com Interview with John Eric Polli

Great Fights to Watch

Cat Zingano vs Pam Sorenson, #1 Woman’s Featherweight Contender Fight

Sabah Homasi vs Maycon Mendonca, Underrated welterweight scrap. Homasi former UFC fighter. Mendonca former LFA Welterweight Champion.

Dan Moret vs Kilys Mota. Three round battle or first round finish.

Aaron Jeffery vs Fabio Aguiar. Jeffery CFFC Middleweight Champion mkes his Bellator debut against the tough Brazilian.

Bryce Logan vs Mandel Nallo. Looking forward to this fight for Mandel Nallo continues to gradually improve. Training out of Tristar Academy with Arnold Allen, Kevin Lee right now.

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