Bellator 264 – Mousasi vs. Salter
Fresh off winning the middleweight championship via a dominating unanimous decision over Douglas Lima last fall, Mousasi will look to defend the title against No. 1 contender and fellow veteran John Salter. It all goes down in the main event of Bellator 264 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Friday night.
WHEN IS BELLATOR 264: MOUSASI VS. SALTER? DATE, START TIME
Date : Friday, Aug. 13
Time : 9 p.m. ET/2 a.m. BST
Main event (approx) : 11 p.m. ET/4 a.m. BST
Mousasi (47-7-2) first won the Bellator middleweight World Championship when he knocked out Rafael Carvalho in the first round of Bellator 200, only to lose the belt 13 months later in a majority decision to Rafael Lovato, Jr. Mousasi, a kickboxer, has won 26 of his fights via knockout and also has nine career wins via submission, though none have come since 2014.
Salter, currently the top-ranked middleweight, earned his title shot by submitting Andrew Kapel with an arm-triangle choke in August of 2020. The former NAIA National Wrestling Champion (2007) has seen 17 of his 18 victories finish inside the distance (seven wins by TKO/KO, 10 by submission), and only one of his 22 fights has gone to a decision.
The Bellator 264: Mousasi vs. Salter main card gets underway at 9 p.m. ET/2 a.m. BST with the headliners expected to make their walks to the cage at around 11 p.m. ET/4 a.m. BST. Although that depends on the length of the earlier fights.
Middleweight Title on the Line!
Gegard Mousasi clashes with John Salter in main event ->>> Watch Live Free Here ->>> on Showtime on Friday.
The 36-year-old will face Salter, who’s of the same age, and also bounced back after losing to Lovato. Since being submitted by Lovato in September 2018, Salter has rattled off three consecutive wins, having defeated Chidi Njokuani, Costello van Steenis and most recently Andrew Kapel via third-round submission (arm-triangle choke) last August.
How To Watch Live Mousasi vs. Salter ?
MMA fans can watch Bellator 264: Mousasi vs. Salter live on Showtime in the United States. You can also live stream it via Showtime’s app or website. Over in the United Kingdom, fans can live stream the event using BBA iPlayer.
GEGARD MOUSASI RECORD AND BIO
Nationality : Dutch
Born : Aug. 1, 1985
Height : 6-2
Reach : 76 inches
Total fights : 56
Record : 47-7-2
JOHN SALTER RECORD AND BIO
Nationality : American
Born : March 21, 1985
Height : 6-1
Reach : 74 inches
Total fights : 22
Record : 18-4
BELLATOR 264: MOUSASI VS. SALTER MAIN CARD
Gegard Mousasi vs. John Salter for Mousasi’s middleweight world title
Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sabah Homasi; Welterweight
Magomed Magomedov vs. Raufeon Stots; Bantamweight
Davion Franklin vs. Everett Cummings; Heavyweight
Ty Gwerder vs. Khadzhi Bestaev; Middleweight