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Rafael Lovato Jr. Relinquishes Bellator Middleweight Title After Brain Condition Diagnosis

Bellator champion, Rafael Lovato Jr. has made the difficult decision to relinquish his title amid health concerns. Lovato Jr. was recently on the Joe Rogan Experience where he revealed he was suffering from a rare brain condition and his career was on pause. He wasn't certain on what he...

Bellator Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. Puts Career On Hold Due To Rare Brain Condition

Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. is sidelined indefinitely due to a rare brain condition. Lovato Jr. hasn't competed since June 2019. He captured the Bellator middleweight title via majority decision over Gegard Mousasi. The bout headlined Bellator London. While fight fans have been waiting for what's next for Lovato...

Bellator Welterweight Champ Douglas Lima Wants Middleweight Title Shot Next

Douglas Lima is looking to become the next champ-champ in Bellator. Lima, re-claimed the welterweight title last time out with a decision win over Rory MacDonald expected the trilogy to be next. But, after the Canadian signed with PFL, Lima hopes he can fight at 185-pounds and against Rafael Lovato...

Gegard Mousasi Points To Rafael Lovato’s Nipples As Proof Of Steroid Use

Gegard Mousasi was on fire during the Bellator 228 post-fight presser and he took aim at Rafael Lovato Jr. Last night (Sept. 28), Mousasi took on Lyoto Machida in a rematch. Back in Feb. 2014, Machida defeated Mousasi via unanimous decision under the UFC banner. Mousasi got his revenge, edging...

Scott Coker Defends Rafael Lovato Jr. Against Steroid Allegations

Gegard Mousasi’s loss to Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator 223 came with more than a relinquishment of his Bellator middleweight championship. It also came with allegations of steroid abuse of his opponent, Lovato Jr. Mousasi relayed this theory to Bellator president Scott Coker (Transcript via MMA Junkie): “I saw a...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Prefers Machida Next, Not Mousasi

Rafael Lovato Jr. became the new Bellator middleweight champion at Bellator London when he defeated Gegard Mousassi via majority decision. Due to the competitiveness of the fight, though, a rematch between the two is entirely possible, and Lovato has expressed an openness to it, but there is another man...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Is Prepared for Mousasi Rematch

Rafael Lovato Jr. is still getting used to the term “Bellator middleweight champion” referring to himself after realizing his dream at Bellator London with his victory over Gegard Mousassi. The feeling of having the belt wrapped around himself was the culmination to years of hard work and refining of...

Watch: Rafael Lovato Jr. Defeats Gegard Mousasi To Become Bellator Middleweight Champion

Bellator London is in the books. In the main event, Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi put the 185-pound gold on the line against Rafael Lovato Jr. The action was held inside The SSE Arena in London, England. This was the second time Mousasi put his Bellator title up for grabs. After...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Wants to “Defeat A Legend” to Become Champion

Rafael Lovato Jr. will be challenging Gegard Mousasi in the main event of Bellator London and he will have an opportunity to pick up his 10th professional win in dynamic fashion by not only becoming a world champion but doing so by defeating someone Lovato considers a legend in...

Bellator London: Mousasi vs. Lovato Not Airing On Paramount Network Or DAZN

If you were expecting to see the middleweight title clash between champion Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Lovato Jr. on the Paramount Network and DAZN, think again. Bellator is splitting the broadcast for their event in London. The Bellator app will be airing three fights live dubbed, "Bellator London." Five other...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Expects To Finish Gegard Mousasi

In the main event of Bellator London, Gegard Mousasi is putting his middleweight title on the line. He is taking on jiu-jitsu ace, and undefeated MMA fighter, Rafael Lovato Jr. Although Mousasi is a big favorite on the card, Lovato Jr. is confident in his skills to win the...

Gegard Mousasi Feels Too Fast & Too Technical For Rafael Lovato Jr. Ahead Of Bellator London

Gegard Mousasi believes he will nullify the strengths of Rafael Lovato Jr. to successfully retain his Bellator middleweight title. Mousasi vs. Lovato Jr. will headline Bellator London inside The SSE Arena in London, England this Saturday (June 22). The action will air on Paramount Network and DAZN. This will be...

Gegard Mousasi Speaks On His Preparation For Bellator London

Gegard Mousasi doesn't plan to be a victim of Rafael Lovato Jr.'s jiu-jitsu. On June 22, Mousasi will defend his Bellator middleweight championship against Lovato Jr. The title bout is set to headline Bellator London inside The SSE Arena in London, England. It'll be Mousasi's second title defense. The two...

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. Headlines Bellator London

Gegard Mousasi is scheduled to defend his Bellator middleweight gold against Rafael Lovato Jr. in June. Mousasi was initially set to defend his title back in January. "The Dreamcatcher" was forced off the Bellator 214 card due to a back injury. As a result, Lovato Jr. was also removed from...

Gegard Mousasi Pulls out of Bellator 214 Title Defense

Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled Bellator 214 title defense against Rafael Lovoto Jr. originally scheduled for January 26th. Sources close to MMA News have conformed the initial ESPN report of the withdrawal, and there is currently no timetable for Mousasi’s return or...