BJJ World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr Makes History; Wins Bellator Middleweight Title

BJJ world champion Rafael Lovato did it! The undefeated MMA fighter (10-0 MMA) dominated and toook a decision win over the dangerous veteran Gegard Mousasi in the main event of Belllator London at SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday.

The fight was dominated in the first two rounds by the American Jiu-Jitsu champion but Mousasi rallied in the 3rd and 4th round. In the last round, LOvato put on a huge performance and smothered Mousasi with his world class Jiu-Jitsu.

It was closed but the the judges gave it 47-47, 48-47, and 48-47 for a majority decision.

Lovato was able to execute his game plan of clinching, getting the takedown and working his Jiu-Jitsu in the first two rounds but Mousasi was able to keep the fight standing in the 3rd and 4th.

Lovato stated:

We did it!!! #AndNew @bellatormma World Champion 🏆 #AndStill Undefeated 💪🏼

My life’s work & a lot of HEART was on display tonight! It is impossible for me to put all of this into words. I am overwhelmed with emotion… The underdog did it tonight!!! I have so many people to thank but for now, I just want to thank everyone who believed in me & was behind me tonight ❤️ Now it’s finally time to relax lol 😄

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