Bellator 250 Results: A New Middleweight Championship Is Crowned, Plus AEW's Jake Hager Fights!

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Main Card (8pm EST., CBS Sports Network)

Vacant Bellator Middleweight Championship
Gegard Mousasi def. Douglas Lima by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) to win the title

Henry Corrales def. Brandon Girtz by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)

Dalton Rosta def. Ty Gwerder by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., Youtube)

Sabah Homasi def. Bobby Voelker by KO via strikes (0:20, R2)

Cody Law def. Orlando Ortega by submission via d’arce choke (2:41, R1)

Johnny Eblen def. Taylor Johnson by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Jake Hager def. Brandon Calton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Adam Borics def. Erick Sanchez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)


Vacant Bellator Middleweight Championship
Douglas Lima vs. Gegard Mousasi

Round One: The round begins with Lima attacking Mousasi with some leg kicks, Mousasi responds with leg kicks of his own. Mousasi gets Lima against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Mousasi attacks Lima with a few strikes while in the clinch. Mousasi scores a takedown on Lima and he gets him in a seated position, Mousasi attacks Lima with some ground and pound. Lima gets to his feet while Mousasi holds him against the cage wall, Mousasi scores another takedown on Lima and he immediately postures up. Mousasi starts attacking Lima with a lot of ground and pound, Mousasi settles in the full guard of Lima while landing more strikes. Mousasi maintains top control until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi

Round Two: The round begins with Lima taking some swings at Mousasi, Mousasi starts exchanging leg kicks with Lima. Lima cracks a swinging Mousasi with a counter right hook, Mousasi and Lima also start trading jabs to the face. Lima starts winning the leg kicking battle against Mousasi, Mousasi stays at a distance while attacking Lima with jabs. Mousasi gets Lima against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Lima lands a counter right on a kicking Mousasi as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lima (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Lima attacking Mousasi with some leg kicks, Mousasi pops a kicking Lima with a counter left. Mousasi backs Lima towards the cage wall while swinging away at him, Lima then hits Mousasi with a kick to the midsection. Lima backs up Mousasi after landing a two strike combination, Lima and Mousasi exchange a bunch of jabs. Mousasi comes forward while attacking Lima with a variety of kicks, Lima cracks Mousasi with an overhand right. Lima backs up Mousasi with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lima (Overall Score: 29-28 for Lima)

Round Four: The round begins with Lima attacking Mousasi with some leg kicks and a body kick, Mousasi grabs Lima and he gets him up against the cage wall. Mousasi looks for back control and Lima scrambles back to his feet, Lima then gets Mousasi against the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, Mousasi goes back to attacking Lima with some jabs. Mousasi also starts landing some leg kicks against Lima, Lima attacks a swinging Mousasi with more leg kicks. Mousasi keeps backing Lima up while taking some swings at him, Lima throws a left hook at Mousasi as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lima (Overall Score: 39-37 for Lima)

Round Five: The round begins with Lima attacking Mousasi with a high kick, Lima lands a kick to the midsection of Mousasi. Mousasi throws a high kick and Lima blocks it, Mousasi and Lima exchange a bunch of jabs to the face. Mousasi nails Lima with a front kick to the knee, Mousasi also starts trading some leg kicks with Lima. Lima lands a pair of jabs and a leg kick against Mousasi, Lima attacks a jabbing Mousasi with a two punch combination. Mousasi scores a takedown on Lima and he gets side control, Mousasi starts attacking Lima with some ground and pound. Lima tries landing some strikes against Mousasi while on his back, Mousasi gains north/south position on Lima as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi (Final Score: 48-47 for Lima)

Official Result: Gegard Mousasi def. Douglas Lima by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) to win the middleweight championship

Brandon Girtz vs. Henry Corrales

Round One: The round begins with Corrales attacking Girtz with some leg kicks, Girtz charges forward and he swings away at Corrales. Girtz also attacks Corrales with a kick to the midsection, Girtz again nails Corrales with a kick to the midsection before a wild striking exchange breaks out. Corrales eats an overhand right before nailing Girtz with a right to the midsection, Corrales cracks a swinging Girtz with a counter right uppercut. Girtz goes for a spinning elbow strike and Corrales pops him with a right, Corrales nails a charging Girtz with a two punch combination. Girtz throws another body kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Corrales

Round Two: The round begins with Corrales and Girtz getting into wild striking exchanges, Corrales also lands leg kicks against Girtz. Corrales and Girtz exchange blows as they swing away at each other, Girtz goes back to kicking Corrales in the midsection. Girtz hits Corrales with a left while looking for a takedown, Corrales then pops Girtz with a two punch combination. Corrales follows up by hitting Girtz with a short right, Girtz lands a left before eating a counter strike combo from Corrales, Girtz nails Corrales with a body kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Corrales (Overall Score: 20-18 for Corrales)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters getting into a few wild striking exchanges, Corrales nails Girtz with a knee strike to the midsection during an exchange. Corrales goes back to attacking Girtz with some leg kicks, Corrales and Girtz continue getting into wild striking exchanges. Girtz follows Corrales around the cage as they swing away at each other, Girtz cracks Corrales with a right to the midsection. Corrales nails Girtz with a leg kick followed by a two punch combination, Corrales and Girtz have another wild striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Corrales (Final Score: 30-27 for Corrales)

Official Result: Henry Corrales def. Brandon Girtz by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)

Dalton Rosta vs. Ty Gwerder

Round One: The round begins with Gwerder attacking Rosta with a few kicks, Rosta fires back by landing some leg kicks on Gwerder. Rosta cracks a swinging Gwerder with a counter left, Gwerder responds by nailing Rosta with a straight left. Gwerder also nails Rosta with a kick to the midsection, Rosta nails Gwerder with a counter right before eating a counter left. Rosta backs up Gwerder while taking some swings at him, Gwerder goes for a jump knee strike and Rosta gets him against the cage wall. Rosta scores a takedown on Gwerder and Gwerder gets right back up, Rosta gets Gwerder against the cage wall again while landing some knee strikes to his thighs. Rosta drags Gwerder back to the ground while gaining back control, Rosta looks for a rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosta

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters trading combinations, Rosta backs up Gwerder while taking some swings at him. Rosta attacks Gwerder with leg kicks before scoring a takedown on him, Rosta transitions to back control against Gwerder. Rosta attacks Gwerder with some ground and pound, Gwerder scrambles to his feet and Rosta gets him against the cage wall. Rosta separates before nailing Gwerder with a pair of knee strikes, Rosta then hits Gwerder with a kick to the midsection. Rosta follows up by nailing Gwerder with a right to the midsection, Gwerder goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosta (Overall Score: 20-18 for Rosta)

Round Three: The round begins with Gwerder attacking Rosta with some leg kicks, Gwerder and Rosta land a few strikes while exchanging combinations. Gwerder backs up Rosta after landing a two punch combination, Gwerder goes for a high kick and Rosta blocks it. Rosta goes for a jump knee strike and Gwerder manages to block it, Gwerder nails Rosta with a kick to the midsection. Rosta gets Gwerder against the cage wall while swinging away at him, Rosta scores a takedown on Gwerder and he gets the full mount. Rosta transitions to back control on Gwerder, Rosta regains the full mount while landing some strikes. Rosta returns to the back control spot on Gwerder a short time later, Gwerder scrambles to his feet and Rosta controls his head as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosta (Final Score: 30-27 for Rosta)

Official Result: Dalton Rosta def. Ty Gwerder by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jake Hager vs. Brandon Calton

Round One: The round begins with Calton popping Hager with a left hook, Hager and Calton poke each other in the eyes during striking exchanges. Calton lands a few counter strikes on a swinging Hager, Calton and Hager exchange a few jabs to the face. Hager gets Calton against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. Hager nails Calton with multiple knee strikes to the midsection, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other, Calton rocks Hager after landing a left hook. Hager does land a few rights against Calton, Hager cracks a jabbing Calton with another right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Calton

Round Two: The round begins with Calton landing a multiple punch combination against Hager, Calton also starts landing some leg kicks against Hager. Hager grabs Calton and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Hager pops Calton with a few jabs. Hager comes forward and he cracks Calton with a few rights, Hager lands a counter right on a kicking Calton. Hager keeps Calton at a distance while attacking him with jabs, Hager gets Calton against the cage wall after landing another right. The fighters separate and Calton rocks a swinging Hager with a counter right, Calton follows a backing Hager around the cage while swinging away at him until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Calton (Overall Score: 20-18 for Calton)

Round Three: The round begins with Calton cracking Hager with a left hook, Hager starts landing some leg kicks against Calton. Calton follows Hager around the cage while taking some swings at him, Calton and Hager exchange some jabs. Hager backs up Calton after landing a three punch combination, Calton cracks a swinging Hager with a counter right. Hager responds by landing his own counter right against Calton, Hager lands a multiple strike combo on Calton before getting him up against the cage wall. Hager accidentally nails Calton with a low blow and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Calton landing a two punch combination on Hager. Calton goes back to attacking Hager with jabs, Hager lands a right on Calton as the two swing away at each other. The fighters trade body kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hager (Final Score: 29-28 for Calton)

Official Result: Jake Hager def. Brandon Calton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Sabah Homasi vs. Bobby Voelker

Round One: The round begins with Homasi attacking Voelker with some leg kicks, Voelker fires back and he lands some leg kicks of his own. Homasi backs Voelker into the cage wall while throwing a few combinations, Voelker comes forward and Homasi nails him with a right. Homasi drops Voelker with a head kick, Voelker gets up and Homasi connects with a follow up combination. Homasi backs up Voelker again after landing a right uppercut, Homasi then hits Voelker with a kick to the midsection. The fighters exchange a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Homasi

Round Two: The round begins with Homasi quickly dropping Voelker with a jump knee strike, Homasi pounces on a downed Voelker until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sabah Homasi def. Bobby Voelker by KO via strikes (0:20, R2)

Johnny Eblen vs. Taylor Johnson

Round One: The round begins with the fighters getting into a wild striking exchange, Eblen scores a takedown on Johnson and he gets him in a seated position. Johnson gets back up and Eblen keeps him against the cage wall, Eblen scores another takedown on Johnson and Johnson gets back up. Eblen peppers Johnson with a few strikes while looking for another takedown, Johnson separates and he kicks Eblen in the midsection. Eblen trips up a kicking Johnson and Johnson gets right back up, Eblen gets Johnson against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eblen

Round Two: The round begins with Johnson rocking Eblen with some rights followed by a knee strike to the midsection, Eblen scores a takedown on Johnson and he gets back control. Eblen attacks Johnson with some ground and pound, Johnson gets up and Eblen drags him back to the ground. Johnson keeps getting up and Eblen keeps getting him to the ground, Johnson rolls for the leg of Eblen and he uses it to get top control. Johnson attacks Eblen with some ground and pound, Eblen scrambles and he gets up while getting Johnson against the cage wall. Eblen drags Johnson back to the ground while landing more strikes, Johnson gets back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eblen (Overall Score: 20-18 for Eblen)

Round Three: The round begins with Johnson swinging wildly at Eblen, Eblen scores a takedown on Johnson and he gets the half guard. Eblen attacks Johnson with a few strikes before Johnson gets back up, Eblen continues dragging Johnson back to the ground. Eblen gets Johnson back down while popping him with a few more strikes, Johnson scrambles and he gets Eblen in his full guard. Johnson gets back up and he rolls for the leg of Eblen, Johnson rolls for a knee bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eblen (Final Score: 30-27 for Eblen)

Official Result: Johnny Eblen def. Taylor Johnson by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Adam Borics vs. Erick Sanchez

Round One: The round begins with Borics attacking Sanchez with some leg kicks, Sanchez looks for the counter strike on a swinging Borics. Borics goes for a high kick and Sanchez blocks it, Borics comes forward and he attacks Sanchez with a combination. Sanchez charges at Borics while swinging wildly at him, Sanchez starts landing a few shots to the midsection of Borics. Borics trips up a kicking Sanchez and he lets him get back up, Borics pops Sanchez with a right to the midsection. Sanchez continues looking for counter rights on a swinging Borics, Borics continues attacking Sanchez with high kicks. Borics throws more kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borics

Round Two: The round begins with Borics and Sanchez exchanging a few combinations, Sanchez lands a counter right on a kicking Borics. Borics starts landing some leg kicks against Sanchez, Sanchez fires back by landing leg kicks of his own on Borics. Borics then cracks Sanchez with a right to the upper body region, Borics cracks a swinging Sanchez with a counter right. Sanchez cracks a swinging Borics with a counter right, Sanchez follows up by cracking Borics with an elbow strike. Borics responds by kicking Sanchez in the midsection, Borics attacks Sanchez with multiple two punch combinations. Borics then pops Sanchez with a right to the midsection, Sanchez hits a swinging Borics with a counter right to the midsection. Sanchez lands a few more rights on Borics as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters trading some leg kicks, Sanchez and Borics also trade strikes to the midsection. Borics goes for a jump knee strike on a swinging Sanchez, Sanchez accidentally hits Borics low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters trading some jabs, Sanchez goes back to landing rights on the midsection of Borics. Sanchez and Borics stay at a distance while throwing some combinations, Borics nails Sanchez with a kick to the midsection. Borics goes for another jump knee strike and Sanchez blocks it, Borics rocks a swinging Sanchez by landing a multiple strike combination. Borics continues backing up Sanchez while swinging away at him, Borics follows up with an elbow strike to the head of Sanchez. Borics gets Sanchez against the cage wall after landing a few more rights, Borics scores a takedown on Sanchez and he gets the full mount. Borics attacks Sanchez with ground and pound, Borics rolls for an arm bar and Sanchez defends to get top control. Sanchez catches Borics in a rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borics (Final Score: 29-28 for Borics)

Official Result: Adam Borics def. Erick Sanchez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Cody Law vs. Orlando Ortega

Round One: The round begins with Ortega and Law exchanging some leg kicks, Ortega and Law stay at a distance while taking some swings at each other. Law pops a moving Ortega with a short right hook, Ortega looks to land counter strikes on a swinging Law. Law scores a takedown on Ortega and he gets the half guard, Law transitions to side control on Ortega. Law catches Ortega in a d’arce choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Cody Law def. Orlando Ortega by submission via d’arce choke (2:41, R1)

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