Rafael Lovato Jr. Calls Gegard Mousasi The Most Skilled Fighter He’s Ever Faced

Rafael Lovato Jr. is challenging Gegard Mousasi for the Bellator MMA Middleweight Title in the main event of Bellator London.

The middleweight contender has faced some tough competition before, but calls Mousasi the most skilled opponent he has ever fought.

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“Every fight is hard,” Lovato Jr. said at the Bellator London press conference (via Fernanda Prates of MMA Junkie). “Every fight is dangerous. Anything can happen in there. Obviously, he’s the most skilled fighter I’ve faced thus far, but I’m still taking it just as another fight. Anything can happen. Everyone has their weaknesses. Everyone is human. And I believe that the best version of myself can get the job done.”

Lovato Jr. has fought some high levels competition before, including UFC veterans Mike Rhodes, Gerald Harris and John Salter.

An undefeated Lovato Jr. also says that challenging for the middleweight gold is a part of his destiny.

“Since I signed with Bellator, I immediately put my sights on the title,” Lovato Jr. said. “I thought I could get there within four or five fights, and here we are. So it definitely feels like destiny.”

Bellator London takes place on Saturday, June 22 from the SSE Arena in London, England with Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Lovato Jr. headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on the Paramount Network.

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