In his MMA debut against Alexander Shlemenko, Gerard Mousasi only pulled in 476,000 viewers which is below average numbers.

The average viewer numbers for a Bellator event is 660,000 and with the number now in for Gerard Mousasi’s Bellator debut against Alexander Shlemenko, the results are disappointing.

MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer, reported that Mousasi, who edged out a decision over Shlemenko in the main event managed to pull in 476,000 views on Friday night and another 47,000 views by DVR in the following three days. This brought the weekend total up to 523,000.

Bellator 185 peaked at 792,000 viewers in the main event. Bellator 183 netted 598,000 on September 23, the last event to feature a former high-profile UFC fighter which was Benson
Henderson. Former UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson also debuted on the card and beat Javy Ayala through a unanimous decision. Paul Daley knocked out Lorenz Larkin in the co-main event.

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Oct 20, 2017; Uncasville, CT, USA; Alexander Shlemenko (blue gloves) fights Gegard Mousasi (red gloves) during Bellator 185 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports

Mousasi is on a winning streak

Mousasi met with heavy criticism following his underwhelming debut at Bellator. He hit back telling fans to “suck it” during a recent interview with Ariel Helmand on The MMA Hour. 32-year-old MMA veteran Mousasi, also known as The Dreamcatcher, appeared on the interview with one closed swollen eye which he received from a punch in the first round and was forced to fight “on instinct” for the remaining two rounds.

Despite the underwhelming viewership figures and heavy criticism, Mousasi is on a winning streak. So far it’s a six-fight winning streak and he is still very much one of the best Middleweights in the world. Mousasi is a multi-promotion, multi-division MMA champion and has beaten the likes of Dan Henderson, Vitor Belford, Uriah Hall, and Chris Weidman. He will be looking to impress in his next bout under the Bellator banner and for the fans (link here) there are some great odds to be had on the fight.

Gerard Mousasi’s Career

Mousasi was born in 1985 and is from Leiden in the Netherlands. His height is stated at 6’1” and he weighs 186 lbs. He fights in the middleweight class and is associated with Team Jurojiin. Throughout his career he has accumulated 43 wins. These have included 24 knockouts, 12 submissions, and 7 decisions.

He has only lost 6 matches. One of these was a knockout, three were from submission, and two were decisions.

He has won his last six fights which were:

  • Bellator 185 Mousasi vs Shelmenko – won on decision after three rounds and 5 minutes.
  • UFC 210 – Cormier Vs Johnson 2 – fighter was Chris Weldman. Won on TKO (knees) after two rounds and 3.13 minutes.
  • UFC Fight Night 99 – Mousasi vs Hall 2 – won on TKO (punches) after 1 round and 4.31 minutes.
  • UFC 204 – Bisping vs Hendersen 2 – fighter was Victor Belfort. Won on TKO (punches) after two rounds and 2.43 minutes.
  • UFC 200 – Tate vs Nunes – fighter was Thiago Santon. Won on TKO (punches) after 1 round and 4.32 minutes.
  • UFC Fight Night 84 – Silva vs Bisping – figher was Thales Leites. Won with unanimous decision after 3 rounds and 5.00 minutes.

Mousasi’s longest winning streak was 15 fights starting with the Pride – Bushido 13 fight against Hector Lombard where he won on a unanimous decision after two rounds and 5.00 minutes. This was on the 5th of November 2006 and he remained unbeaten until his fight against Muhammed Lawal at Strikeforce – Nashville on the 17th April 2010 where he lost to a unanimous decision after 5 rounds. Will his current winning streak hold up to allow him to beat his record? We don’t know, for the fans, this is a fantastic betting opportunity.

Upcoming Events for Bellator

Bellator MMA is a leading mixed martial arts organization that features some of the best fighters in the world. Bellator is available in nearly 500 million homes around the world and in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be viewed on Spike, the MMA TV leader.

Bellator events air live on Spike having made their debut back in January 2013. They reach over 100 million homes every week. Additional content can be found on their website too.

In May 2014, Bellator hosted the company’s first pay-per- view event from the Landers Centre which featured a Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final fight between Rampage Jackson and King Mo, Michael Chandler vs Will Brooks, and a fight between Alexander Shlemenko and MMA icon Tito Ortiz.

Bellator MMA follows the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, which were established back in April 2000. Under these rules there are no groin strikes, eye gouging, kicking or kneeing a grounded opponent, downward elbows, strikes to the back of the head, head butting, biting, or grabbing the fence. All non-world championship fights in Bellator consist of 3 five-minute rounds, with one minute rest periods in between. All world championship fights in Bellator consist of 5 five-minute rounds with one minute rest periods in between.

The scoring system used is the 10 Point Must System. The fighter who wins the round is given 10 points, with the losing fighter getting 9 or less. If a judge scores the round even, the score for the round is given at 10-10.

In non-championship fights, a 1 pound weight allowance is permitted. In championship fights the participants must weigh no more than the permitted for their weight division.

Upcoming Bellator Events

The next live Bellator event is Bellator 189 – Budd vs Blencowe 2 and will take place on the 1 st of December 2017 at the WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville, OK. This fight is between Australian Arlene Blencowe and Canadian Julia Budd, both weighing in at 145 lbs.

Also on the lineup for this event is Honeycutt vs Lovato Jr for the Middleweight co-main event. This is a fight between USA Rafael Lovato JR and USA Chris Honeycutt.

The Welterweight feature fight will be between American Chidi Njokuani and Japanese Hisaki Kato. The Catchweight feature fight is between American Adam Piccolotti and American David Rickels.

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