Rory MacDonald has a chance to make history this fall in San Jose.
That’s when (and where) the Bellator MMA welterweight champion will try to become the first fighter in the promotion’s history to simultaneously hold division titles in two separate weight classes. But that would require him to defeat reigning middleweight kingpin Gegard Mousasi, according to ESPN, when they collide on Sept. 29.
MacDonald (20-4) is 2-0 for Scott Coker and Co. since crossing over from the ranks of UFC roughly one year back, tapping out Paul Daley before knocking around Douglas Lima to capture the crown. Mousasi (44-6-2), meanwhile, is the winner of seven straight, which includes back-to-back wins over Alexander Shlemenko and Rafael Carvalho.
The promotion has yet to make an official announcement, but that’s likely to come at next week’s press conference in New York City, where officials are also expected to rubber stamp the planned rematch between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva.
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