Bellator 282 is going to be held on Friday, June 24 featuring the current Bellator Middleweight World Champion Gegard Mousasi and Johnny Eblen. They will be fighting for the Bellator Middleweight title. There will also be some exciting fights in the undercards. Here, you will know the preview, odds, and prediction of the Bellator 282.
Bellator 282 Preview:
Gegard Mousasi, 36, is the current and two times Bellator Middleweight World Champion of the world. The fighter has also won Cage Warriors Middleweight Championship and DREAM Middleweight Championship in his career.
Mousasi won against Austin Vanderford in his last fight at the Bellator 275. He successfully defended his middleweight title there. In Bellator 264, he defeated John Salter with TKO in August 2021. The fighter won the middleweight title for the first time against Rafael Carvalho back in 2018. Later in 2019, he lost it to Rafael Lovato Jr. He regained his title by defeating Douglas Lima in Bellator 250.
Johnny Eblen started his Bellator career in 2019. This is one of the biggest fights of his career. He had to defeat John Salter on Bellator 276 to get the title shot. he won the fight with a unanimous decision. The fighter won against Collin Huckbody in Bellator 272 with TKO. Johnny Eblen has won all the 11 fights of his career.
In the co-main event, there will be a fight between Leandro Higo and Danny Sabatello. Higo won his last fight against Darrion Caldwell with a unanimous decision. Sabatello on the other hand defeated Jornel Lugo on Bellator 278.
There will be two fights on the main card. Magomed Magomedov will be fighting against Enrique Barzola and Brennan Ward will fight against Kassius Kayne in the main card.
Here are the Bellator 282 odds:
- Gegard Mousasi: +125
- Johnny Eblen: +600
- Gegard Mousasi: +600
- Johnny Eblen: +1500
- Gegard Mousasi: +250
- Johnny Eblen: +500
- Gegard Mousasi: -275
- Johnny Eblen: +210
- Gegard Mousasi: +6600
- Johnny Eblen: +6600
From the odds, we can say that Gegard Mousasi is a favorite in all aspects.
Bellator 282 Prediction:
Gegard Mousasi is a huge favorite in the fight. He has successfully defended his title in his last two battles, and he will surely retain the title in tonight’s bout. Mousasi has huge experience in fighting, he has fought under some great boxing organizations in the world. The fighter has fought four times more opponents than Eblen has faced in his whole career. We all know that experience and hard work pay off. Mousasi has skills and power, he is calm and can take down his opponent at any moment.
Eblen is also a good fighter. He has a good winning streak, but he lacks experience. he hasn’t fought anyone s big as Mousasi. So, he will need to keep his nerves very calm during the fight.
Gegard Mousasi vs Johnny Eblen Prediction: Gegard Mousasi will win the fight.