In case you were wondering, the best welterweight in Bellator is no match for the best middleweight in Bellator.
In the main event of Bellator 206, champ Rory MacDonald said, “Screw it, I’m going to see how I do against champ Gegard Mousasi,” and the results weren’t pretty.
First of all, MacDonald got tore up on the feet. Mousasi – long time an ace striker – was just too fast and too accurate with his jab and kicks. A few times MacDonald got through and landed something, but he was otherwise toast in the stand-up department.
Not feeling the love on the feet, MacDonald said, “Screw it, I’m going to try one of those rolling techniques that Japanese leglock specialists used to do back in the day.” But Mousasi simply stuffed him, took mount, and beat the living daylights out of him.
This was an intriguing fight on paper because it had the best of two divisions going at it. But in reality, it wasn’t close.