Bellator 206 Results: Gegard Mousasi dominates Rory MacDonald for an early finish
For the Bellator 206 Main Event, we saw Rory MacDonald step up into unknown territory to test his meddle against Gegard Mousasi for his Bellator Middelweight world title. The fight was a rare champion vs. champion matchup, a phenomenon that rarely happens inside of the Bellator cage and the two UFC standouts did not disappoint.
In the first round, Mousasi made great use of his jab, snapping MacDonald’s head back several times throughout the first round, not allowing his smaller foe to get inside and land anything significant as he stalked the Canadian around the cage. It made for a battle of attrition of a first round and Mousasi was taking the lead looking incredibly crisp with his striking, never letting MacDonald off the hook.
In the second round, it was more of the same for Mousasi who took the center of the cage and immediately went to work on MacDonald’s jaw tuning him up once more with hard, stiff jabs down the pipe. MacDonald, frustrated at his lack of success in the early frames, shoots for a takedown from far out and gets stuffed by Mousasi who lands on top and quickly works his way to mount where he then goes to town landing hard ground and pound on MacDonald who can find no way to get up off of his back. Referee Herb Dean is looking on closely and MacDonald is offering little to no defense and before long the fight is called off with Mousasi slowly lifting himself from his bloodied opponent.