Rafael Lovato Jr. won’t be fighting at Bellator 214 after all. The news was first reported by MMAjunkie.
Lovato was originally scheduled to challenge Gegard Mousasi for his Bellator championship in the evening’s co-main event, but Mousasi was reported as a scratch in December due to a back injury.
Lovato Jr managed to best a seasoned wrestler in John Salter in order to secure his title shot.
— wildmatt (@wildmatt) September 22, 2018
Rafael Lovato Jr. (@lovatojrbjj) is scary good on the ground! 😱
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) April 21, 2018
Following victory Mousasi called him out:
Next : Rafael Lovato jr pic.twitter.com/oblqQBsrlI
— Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) September 30, 2018
“The Dreamcatcher” has won last eight fights – and has just one defeat in the past four years. It is not yet known how long he’ll be on the shelf.
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