Bellator announced July 14 that former UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) will make his promotional debut at Bellator 185 Oct.20 against Russian Alexander Shlemenko (56-9-0).

Shlemenko, a former middleweight champion in the company with a current five-fight win streak, should prove to be a good test for Mousasi. He is returning to Bellator from the Russian M-1 Global promotion.

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Bellator 185 is currently scheduled for Oct. 20 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

The card is currently:

Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs Alexander Shlemenko (56-9-0)

Muhammad Lawal (21-6-0, 1NC) vs Liam McGeary (12-2-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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