The former UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi proves again that he is one of the top mixed martial artists in the world, by winning the Bellator middleweight championship at Bellator 200 from inside The SSE Arena in London, England.
Gegard finished the middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho via first-round TKO, ending the champ’s 15-fight win streak dating back to 2012.
In a main event title fight that lasted less than four minutes, Mousasi was able to take away Carvalho’s strong striking game by taking the action to the canvas. Mousasi swiftly worked his way into full mount before peppering the Brazilian with heavy ground-and-pound. Carvalho turned over and Mousasi continued his onslaught until the referee stepped in for the first-round stoppage.
With an astonishing record of 44 wins and only 6 losses Gegard is considered among the top MMA athletes of our time. Gegard is the only fighter in the world who has won 4 world titles: the Strikeforce light heavyweight title, Dream middleweight and heavyweight title and now the Bellator middleweight title.
As a cherry on top Gegard took the Armenian flag into the ring during his victory speech and dedicated this belt to the Armenian people.
I dedicate this belt to the Armenian people.
I dedicate this belt to the Armenian people. 🇦🇲❤🏆 pic.twitter.com/t4ywR6M4S7
— Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) May 26, 2018
Congratulations Gegard, the Armenian people are with you!