Bellator 250 Preview: Who will win the vacant middleweight title?

Tomorrow night, Bellator MMA returns with a fantastic title fight in their middleweight division. In the main event, Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2) will be taking on the welterweight champion, Douglas Lima (32-7) for the vacant Bellator middleweight championship.

Mousasi appears to be nearing the end of his historic MMA career. He is looking to become the Bellator champion for the second time in this one. Mousasi is coming off of a split decision victory over Lyoto Machida back at Bellator 228.

Prior to that, Mousasi had lost his crown to Rafael Lovato. Lovato has since retired which is why there is a vacant title in the middleweight division. Lima is moving up from welterweight looking to become the next Bellator double champ.

Lima is 6-1 in his last seven fights inside the Bellator cage. However, he’s avenged the one loss that he had in that span in his last fight. Lima claimed the welterweight title after he defeated Rory MacDonald by unanimous decision at Bellator 232.

Prior to that, Lima had finishes of Andrey Koreshkov and Michaal Venom Page. The Page knockout is still one of the most played knockouts in the history of Bellator. This should be a fantastic matchup for the middleweight title.

Bellator 250 Prediction

This is the second time that a welterweight champion has gone up to take on Gegard Mousasi. The last time it was Rory MacDonald that tried to move up to challenge Mousasi at Bellator 206. The fight was extremely one sided.

Mousasi used his superior strength and control to overwhelm MacDonald. Ultimately, Mousasi was able to get the TKO win in the second round. Lima is going to have his hands full tomorrow night trying to win his second Bellator title.

I’m a big fan of Douglas Lima. However, I’m not sure about this matchup for him. Lima is going to have his moments in this one, but I don’t see either fighter getting a finish. With that, I think you’ll see Mousasi edge out Lima in a very close fight.

Prediction: Gegard Mousasi by Unanimous Decision