Mousasi vs. Salter Battle Card
Bellator 264 has middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi facing John Salter in the main event as Bellator returns in the Fight Sphere at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The event also has the promotion delaying its event on Friday night with a main co-event featuring former champion Andrey Koreshkov facing No.10 Sabah Homasi.
Mousasi is on a two-game winning streak, his most recent victory being when he won the title in the fall of 2020 when he defeated Douglas Lima by unanimous decision at the Bellator 250. Mousasi, criticism of his victory when won the title, said this time against Salter, it will bring him the fight.
During the Bellator 264 media day, Mousasi told MMANews, “This guy wants the takedowns, he needs the takedowns to win the fight and I’m not going to lie down just by beating my back. My plan is to get up right away. If it’s technically standing, I don’t think it could hang out with me there.
His opponent Salter has 10 submission wins, so Mousasi’s prediction could be correct as far as fans can expect on Friday night.
The main co-event is a chance for a former champion to be ranked and start heading for the title again with a win. Homasi wants the same and with both men carrying a lot of knockouts on their record, a highlight is sure to come. Check out the full fight card below:
BELLATOR MMA 264: Mousasi vs Salter Main Card: Friday August 13 – Live on SHOWTIME
9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
Middleweight title fight: c-Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2) vs. # 1-John Salter (18-4)
Welterweight bout: Andrey Koreshkov (23-4) vs. # 10-Sabah Homasi (15-9)
Bantamweight fight: # 3-Magomed Magomedov (18-1) vs # 4-Raufeon Stots (16-1)
Heavyweight bout: # 7-Davion Franklin (3-0) vs. Everett Cummings (16-0, 1 NC)
Middleweight fight: Ty Gwerder (5-2) vs. Khadzhi Bestaev (10-4)
Preliminary map: BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV 7:15 p.m. ET / 4:15 p.m. PT
Women’s featherweight fight: Pam Sorenson (8-3) vs. Roberta Samad (5-1)
Light fight: Justin Montalvo (2-0) vs. Kendly St Louis (3-4)
142-pound contract weight fight: Jeffrey Glossner (2-2) vs. Sebastian Ruiz (2-3)
195-pound contract weight fight: Orlando Mendoza (pro debut) vs Jon McNeil (pro debut)