Leading global mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA has today confirmed the scheduled bout order for the ground-breaking dual broadcast of Bellator London.
Broadcasting of the highly anticipated event, which takes place on Saturday, June 22, from The SSE Arena, Wembley, will be shared by Sky Sports and Channel 5, giving MMA fans in the UK the opportunity to watch the stacked card filled with international and homegrown talent, live from the comfort of their homes.
Headlining the Channel 5 broadcast is a middleweight title bout between MMA legend Gegard Mousasi and the undefeated American, Rafael Lovato Jr. Mousasi, who joined Bellator from the UFC in 2017, will step out at The SSE Arena, Wembley with 53 professional MMA bouts to his name, as well as the Bellator middleweight belt. Lovato Jr. has fought professionally just nine times but with a 100% winning record will be confident that he is the man to take the title from Mousasi and make it a perfect 10 in the process.
Topping the Sky Sports broadcast are welterweights Paul “Semtex” Daley and Erick Silva. Nottingham’s Daley returns to British soil with plans to entertain the London crowd once again, following a razor-thin decision loss to Michael Page earlier this year. Standing in the way of his 41st professional win is Brazilian veteran Silva, who will be hoping to silence the British crowd.
Gallagher is arguably one of the brightest prospects in the bantamweight division and a win will further cement his position as a serious contender to current bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell.
Bellator London will also feature a number of preliminary bouts which will be available to watch live on the Bellator app.
Bellator London: Channel 5 broadcast
Middleweight World Title Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2) vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. (9-0)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Melvin Manhoef (30-14-1, 2 NC) vs. Kent Kauppinen (11-4)
160-lb. Catchweight Bout: Aaron Chalmers (4-1) vs. Fred Freeman (2-2)
Bellator London: Sky Sports broadcast
Welterweight Feature Bout: Paul Daley (40-17-2) vs. Erick Silva (20-10, 1 NC)
140-lb. Catchweight Bout: James Gallagher (8-1) vs. Jeremiah Labiano (12-6)
Updated PreliminaryFight Card:
Middleweight Bout: Fabian Edwards (7-0) vs. Jonathan Bosuku (7-4)
Middleweight Bout: Mike Shipman (13-1) vs. Costello van Steenis (11-1)
Middleweight Bout: Charlie Ward (6-3) vs. Justin Moore (7-3)
Welterweight Bout: Walter Gahadza (18-3) vs. Oliver Enkamp (7-2)
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Denise Kielholtz (2-2) vs. Bryony Tyrell (4-3-1)
Lightweight Bout: Chris Bungard (14-4) vs. Charlie Leary (15-10-1)
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Kate Jackson (10-3-1) vs. Lena Ovchynnikova (12-5, 1 NC)
161-lb. Catchweight Bout: Terry Brazier (10-2) vs. Alessandro Botti (15-9)
Featherweight Bout: Nathan Rose (7-1) vs. Luke Ord (7-2-1)
Lightweight Bout: Alfie Davis (11-3) vs. Jorge Kanella (8-7, 1 NC)
Welterweight Bout: Justin Burlinson (4-0) vs. Wendle Lewis (8-4)
Welterweight Bout: Galore Bofando (5-3) vs. Kevin McCabe (3-3-1)
Middleweight Bout: Kevin Fryer (6-3)vs. John Redmond (7-13)
Bantamweight Bout: Nathan Greyson (6-3) vs. Frans Mlambo (6-4)