Gegard Mousasi demolishes Austin Vanderford at Bellator 275

Gegard Mousasi

In the main event of Bellator 275, the middleweight title was on the line. The champion Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2) was looking to defend his title against the surging top contender Austin Vanderford (11-0).

Mousasi has gone 11-1 over his last 12 fights and that includes winning the Bellator middleweight title. The last time we saw Mousasi was back in August when he stopped John Salter in the third round to retain his title.

A few years ago, Austin Vanderford appeared on Dana White’s Contender Series and got a finish. However, the UFC didn’t offer him a contract. Their loss has been Bellator’s gain.

Since being signed by Bellator, Vanderford has stormed through all five of his opponents using his dominant wrestling. Those wins have brought him to Dublin, Ireland where he was looking to become middleweight champion.

Bellator 275 Recap

Round 1

The Bellator 275 main event kicked off with a touch of the gloves. Mousasi takes the center and starts working feints early on. Vanderford comes in and lands a nice right hand and just misses with a left hook.

Huge 1-2 for Mousasi and he lands a big right hand right behind it. These two are just trading in the center right now. Front kick lands for Mousasi. Nice jab lands for Mousasi and he lands a left hook behind it. Vanderford is on wobbly legs.

Mousasi going after him and Vanderford shoots for a desperate takedown. The champion defends well and gets dominant position on top. Huge elbows from Mousasi and the referee stops it. Gegard Mousasi just made it look easy at Bellator 275.

Gegard Mousasi def. Austin Vanderford by TKO – Round 1

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