Gegard Mousasi Viciously Beats Rory MacDonald To Bloody Pulp in Title Fight
In what was an absolute dream match up, Gegard Mousasi ended up defeating Rory MacDonald easily in the second round of the Bellator 206 main event.
The Middleweight championship bout saw McDonald stack on weight to go up a division in order to take on the reigning belt-holder.
If he had have been successful, he would have been the first Bellator fighter to hold simultaneous belts.
But it wasn’t to be as a packed house at the SAP Centre in San Jose saw a dominant performance by Mousasi.
The ruthless display was a sign of Mousasi’s experience and strength. The Dutch champion has competed in the heavier weight divisions of the pair.
The former Light heavyweight has found his home in the middleweight division after matching up against bigger bodies.
MacDonald has gone the other way, rising up to take the fight at the lower end of the scale.
After finding his rhythm and reach early, Mousasi was able to control the first round easily.
By the 3 Minute mark of the second round, Mousasi gained a successful top mount after flipping the tables on MacDonald’s unsuccessful takedown.
From there he was able to clinically pick off the Canadian before Herb Dean waved things off.
The performance was praised on social media with a number of fighters, pundits and personalities posting.
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The win sees Mousasi advance to a staggering 45-6-2 professional record.
The Dutchman successfully defended his Middleweight title for the first time since getting his hands on it in May this year.
It is also his eighth win on the trot, his last defeating coming way back in 2015 at the hands of Jamaican-American Uriah Hall in Japan.
A vastly more-rested Rory MacDonald, not able to get the job done again, has now slumped to 20-5.
The veteran Canadian has not been seen regularly in the cage, with only four appearances since 2015.
Whilst he has taken down big names such as Nate Diaz, he has had varying degrees of success in recent bouts.
Check out the finish to Mousasi’s dominant performance here: