It’s a fight for the middleweight championship at Bellator 275 this Friday night as Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi defends his title from top-ranked challenger Austin “The Gentleman” Vanderford. Mousasi (48-7-2, 27 KO) has seemingly every advantage over Vanderford (11-0-0, 3 KO), in both experience and in size with a three-inch height advantage at 6’2”. In Vanderford’s corner, the 31-year old will lean on his youth advantage, as well as his undefeated momentum.
When is Bellator Dublin 275?
A matinee event in the United States, Bellator 275: Mousasi vs Vanderford is on Friday, February 26, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. The preliminary card for the event starts at 5 p.m. GMT, with the main card following at 9 p.m. GMT. For fans watching in the United States, the prelims will start at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST, and the main card will begin at 4 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. PST.
How to watch Bellator 275
Date: Feb. 25 | Start time: 4 p.m. ET
Location: 3Arena — Dublin, Ireland
TV/Stream anywhere: Click here to watch
Since reclaiming his title at Bellator 250 in 2020, Mousasi is back to his winning ways, getting a TKO finish over John Salter at Bellator 264 last August. A champion in every league he’s fought, the Bellator veteran has a lot of power to go with his Judo black belt and years of experience in the ring. Though it has been a while, he knows the work it takes to climb. Dubbed “The Dreamcatcher”, he’ll look to put his next opponent, Vanderford to sleep for the first time in “The Gentleman”’s young career.
Vanderford’s approach will be different as he looks to hand the champion Mousasi his fourth loss by submission or survive to a decision. A national champion wrestler, he’ll aim to quickly take the fight to the ground. Should they stay standing, the height disadvantage for Vanderford combined with the relative lack of power would likely spell disaster. He’s taken his last three bouts the distance to a decision, but the real test will be how he handles the “championship minutes” of the fourth and fifth rounds.
Bellator 275 Fight Card and Odds
|Division||Favorite (Odds)||Opponent (Odds)|
|Middleweight Title Fight||Gegard Mousasi (-225)||Austin Vanderford (+185)|
|Women's Featherweight||Sinead Kavanagh (-145)||Leah McCourt (+125)|
|Featherweight||Ciarian Clarke (-550)||Adou Tounkara (+400)|
|Featherweight||Khasan Magomedsharipov (-1000)||Jose Sanchez (+650)|
|Bantamweight||Jornel Lugo (-575)||Brian Moore (+410)|
|Bantamweight (Prelims)||Brett Johns||Khurshed Kakhorov|
|Lightweight (Prelims)||Charlie Leary||Davy Gallon|
|Women's Strawweight (Prelims)||Danni McCormack||Stephanie Ielo Page|
|Lightweight (Prelims)||Darragh Kelly||Junior Morgan|
|Lightweight (Prelims)||Vladimir Tokov||Daniele Scatizzi|
|Heavyweight (Prelims)||Gokhan Saricam||Kirilll Sidelnikov|
|Featherweight (Prelims)||Nathan Kelly||Scott Pederson|
|Featherweight (Prelims)||Lee Hammond||Jamie Hay|