Bellator 250: “Lima vs. Mousasi” is set to air tonight (Thurs., Oct. 29, 2020) from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The vacant Middleweight title is up for grabs as Welterweight champion, Douglas Lima (32-7), goes up in weight to face down former 185-pound kingpin, Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2).
Bellator 250’s main card will air on CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m. ET. MMAmania.com will deliver results for the full card and comprehensive play-by-play for the televised portion of Bellator 250 below.
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BELLATOR 250 QUICK RESULTS:
Douglas Lima vs. Gegard Mousasi — Mousasi UD 48-47, 49-46 X2.
Brandon Girtz vs. Henry Corrales — Corrales SD 30-27 X2, 27-30.
Dalton Rosta vs. Ty Gwerder — Rosta UD 30-27 X3.
Sabah Homasi vs. Bobby Voelker — Homasi KO 0:20 R2.
Cody Law vs. Orlando Ortega — Law sub (d’arce choke) 2:41 R1.
Johnny Eblen vs. Taylor Johnson — Eblen UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Jake Hager vs. Brandon Calton — Hager SD 28-29, 29-28 X2.
Adam Borics vs. Erick Sanchez — Borics UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
BELLATOR 250 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Douglas Lima vs. Gegard Mousasi
The Welterweight champion Lima wears the blue gloves tonight and has a record of 32-7. The former Middleweight champion Mousasi has the red gloves and a record of 46-7-2. Lima has the black American Top Team trunks on. Mousasi has the black and white Venum trunks. Mousasi is 35, Lima 32. Mousasi is 6’2”, Lima is 6’1”. Mousasi has a 76” reach, Lima 74.5”. Lima fights out of Atlanta, Georgia. Mousasi fights out of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta. Both men touched gloves during final instructions.
Round 1: A glove tap at the center opens the round. Mousasi moves forward and Lima shifts to the left on the outside. Leg kick from Mousasi. Lima responds in kind. Mousasi shoots. He gets Lima down to one knee momentarily and hangs onto his back. Knees from behind. Lima gets warned about grabbing the cage and Mousasi gets him down to a knee again with one hook in. Left hooks from behind. Lima puts his left arm up trying to protect himself but Mousasi keeps moving it out of the way. Lima stands up at 2:40. Mousasi pulls him to the ground and gets on top in guard. Left hand down the pipe. Mousasi crushes his hips down on top of Lima’s legs and punishes him. Right elbow. Accidental head clash draws a warning from Miragliotta. The ground and pound and right elbows continue to flow on top. It’s a 10-9 first round for Mousasi.
Round 2: Mousasi continues to crush the distance in the first minute. He’s attacking consistently with lefts and rights. Lima responds with a leg kick. He lunges for a body shot and misses. Mousasi is eating up the space and landing a left at will. Hard leg kick for Lima at 2:10. If Lima was coming forward at any point it would be so much more noteworthy to land those kicks, but he’s constantly on defense. 1:40 left in round two. Mousasi shoots. Lima widens his stance. He avoids the takedown and the two trade knees. Mousasi backs up with 36 seconds left. Kick from Mousasi. Right hand from Lima. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 3: Third round starts like the first two — constant forward movement from Mousasi to land hands, occasional leg kicks from Lima in return. Mousasi is not feeling the leg kicks that much. In fact he just threw a high kick. A body kick from Lima at 2:00. Jab from Mousasi. Lima lands a couple of good strikes back to back but can’t keep control of the position in the cage. Mousasi is up 63-17 in total strikes with two minutes left in the third. Left hook by Mousasi. Leg kick by Mousasi. Another. Jab. Right hand. High kick. Leg kick. One leg kick from Lima. That’s why he’s down. Mousasi lands at a five to one or better rate at times. 30 seconds to go. Front kick by Mousasi. Leg kick Lima. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 4: Mousasi lands the first leg kick. Lima lands a kick to the body. Mousasi keeps on crushing the distance between them and forcing Lima toward the fence. He shoots at 42 seconds and gets Lima’s back. Knees and “old school” foot stomps. He throws Lima down to one knee at 1:17 but Lima slips away. Lima continues to attack the left leg. Left jab lands. Left hand for Mousasi. Another leg kick for Lima. And another. Maybe in this round he’s finally landed more kicks than Mousasi has landed strikes. It also seems to be affecting Mousasi’s stance a bit. He kicks the right leg too. For the first time 10-9 goes to Lima.
Round 5: Lima finally stopped going backward and in fact started backing Mousasi up, and he’s landing the left hand effectively through the first 90 seconds. Lima is still attacking the lead left leg with kicks too. Hard jab from Lima. Another leg kick at 2:30. Mousasi leads so far in his stance with that left leg it’s almost a bullseye for Lima to target. Mousasi shoots and gets a takedown at 3:27. Mousasi maintains control on the top even as Lima tries to push off the feet with his fence in the closing seconds. For the sake of argument 10-9 Lima since he was coming forward and doing more the majority of the round until the takedown.
Final result: 48-47, 49-46 and 49-46 all for Gegard Mousasi by unanimous decision.
Brandon Girtz vs. Henry Corrales
Girtz is 16-9 in the red gloves and black trunks for his Bellator move down to 145 lbs. Corrales brings a record of 17-5 and has the blue gloves, black trunks, and “Diary of a Madman” by Gravediggaz walking him to the cage. He has a slight one inch reach advantage at 70” but everything else is “virtually identical.” Corrales fights out of Glendale, Arizona and Girtz fights out of Denver, Colorado. The referee is Todd Anderson.
Round 1: A glove tap gets things underway. Both men are lunging forward trying to feel out the range, prompting Anderson to warn them to watch their fingers. Girtz rushes in and tries to explode. Corrales and Girtz both land kicks. Girtz swings and misses with a right. Leg kick for Corrales. Girtz keeps pawing at him with the right hand and Corrales mimics him with the left hand. Girtz with a body kick at 2:10. Corrales with a leg kick. Both men exchange leather. Girtz lands a clean right but Corrales walks through it. Corrales tries to back Girtz up and he throws another big right. Corrales loads up a body shot. Girtz moves to the outside and circles to his left. Corrales tags him with a right. Girtz charges forward but Corrales lands the counters clean while Girtz doesn’t connect. Body kick for Girtz. Leg kick for Corrales. 10-9 Corrales.
Round 2: Corrales stings Girtz with a hard leg kick in the first 30 seconds. Corrales goes to the body again. Girtz is definitely on his back foot trying to protect himself. He cautiously inches his way toward the middle and Corrales answers with an overhand left. Body kick for Girtz momentarily makes Corrales pause. Straight left by Girtz. Hard leg for Corrales and his corner is telling Henry that Girtz’ has nothing left on the right side. He’s certainly bouncing up and down on that foot trying to get feeling into it. Corrales attacks it again and again. Right jab by Corrales. Corrales cuts the angle as Girtz circles to the left. Girtz rushes in and eats an uppercut for his trouble. 10-9 Corrales.
Round 3: Girtz shoots in trying to make it a phone booth fight but Corrales continues to eat him up with the counter shots and the leg kicks. Another leg kick at 52 seconds makes Girtz wince. Another one at 1:09. Girtz knocks Corrales off balance with a left hand and tries to get a takedown. Corrales breaks it at 1:29 and kicks that right leg again. Girtz is having trouble putting weight on it. It’s ironic that he’s often called “Hurts” Girtz because he’s the one hurting right now. Body kick lands for Girtz. His face is beet red and his leg is turning black and blue. Girtz swings and misses with two minutes to go. They circle each other in the center of the cage. Girtz misses wildly with a right. Body kick for Girtz. Wild miss that Corrales counters hard. As Josh Thomson says, “Corrales is doing a good job of making Girtz miss.” Leg kick and a one-two combo for Corrales in quick succession. Body shot for Corrales. They trade hands with 10 seconds left but neither falls. 10-9 Corrales.
Final result: Henry Corrales by split decision of 30-27, 27-30, 30-27.
Dalton Rosta vs. Ty Gwerder
Rosta is 3-0 in the red gloves, 6’0”, 185.5 lbs. Gwerder is 5-1 in the blue gloves, 6’1”, 184.2 lbs. Gwerder has a 2.5” reach advantage at 76.5”. He wears the white trunks and fights out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Rosta wears red trunks and fights out of Coconut Creek, Florida. Our referee in charge of the bout is Todd Anderson.
Round 1: No glove tap after the opening bell. Gwerder is crowding Rosta and putting him on his back foot early. Both men have landed kicks. Gwerder with a left hook. Rosta with a counter left. Another leg kick from Gwerder. Rosta catches a kick and lets it go. Rosta tags Gwerder with a right and in a telling sign he’s trying to laugh it off. Uppercut and left hook both land for Rosta. Leg kick for Gwerder. Jab and a head kick that’s partially checked for Rosta. Now it’s Rosta who is crowding Gwerder and forcing him backward. Gwerder tries to reassert with a flying knee, Rosta avoids it and drops levels. He gets the takedown after a scramble and ends up on the back against the fence, with Gwerder taking knees from behind. One minute to go. Rosta throws him down again and then pushes him to the cage. Short knees. Rosta slips behind, drags Gwerder to the ground and gets one hook in. He’s got both hooks but short time. 10-9 round for Rosta.
Round 2: Rosta is coming forward early and looking for both the right hook and the right kick to the body. Gwerder paws at him and Rosta charges with a combo. He drops levels for a single and gets Gwerder down at 1:22. Rosta transitions to the back and gets the hooks in with three minutes left. Gwerder manages to sit back up but with Rosta on his back he has nowhere to go. Rosta throws lefts and rights at his head from behind. Rosta stands back up to drive knees to the body, Gwerder tries to break free, they trade knees and return to the center at 3:50. Gwerder comes forward and Rosta shifts to the side. Rosta comes forward with a combo. Hard body shot by Rosta. Jab from Gwerder. Head kick by Gwerder is checked. Side kick by Rosta. 10-9 Rosta.
Round 3: Gwerder started out coming forward but Rosta changed the direction within 30 seconds. Gwerder stops that with a nice left hand. Rosta throws a body kick and backs Gwerder up. Leg kick for Rosta. Gwerder misses with a combo as Rosta slips away. Rosta throws a jumping knee that didn’t connect, but it does make Gwerder back up to avoid the impact. Rosta hurts him with a couple of rights and shoots, getting a takedown at 2:45. Rosta takes the back with under two minutes to go. He takes full mount for some ground and pound then Gwerder just gives up the back again rather than get blasted. Gwerder looks to reverse and get up with 22 seconds left but Rosta ties him up and won’t let him get away. 10-9 Rosta.
Final result: Dalton Rosta via unanimous decision of 30-27 X3.