Former UFC top contender Rory MacDonald and former UFC top middleweight Gegard Mousasi, both of whom are now Bellator champs, are going to fight.
That’s right. Bellator’s 170-pound king and 185-king are going to bang it out. Whoop-whoop!
I suppose this justifies the morally reprehensible Bellator match-ups between fighters who should’ve hung up the gloves a long time ago. I mean, it at least makes watching Wanderlei Silva lose IQ points in another pointless rematch with Quinton Jackson somewhat worth it. Right?
Here’s ESPN with the scoop:
The promotion has booked a fight between middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champion Rory MacDonald on Sept. 29 in San Jose, Calif., multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.
The fight will be contested at 185 pounds and Mousasi’s middleweight title will be on the line. Should MacDonald win, he’d be the first fighter in Bellator history to hold two belts at the same time. The fight, which features two former UFC contenders, is arguably the biggest in Bellator’s history.