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Bellator 282: Mousasi vs. Eblen predictions

Bellator 282 is set for tonight at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, where middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi defends against Johnny Eblen in the main event.

There are also two Bellator World Grand Prix Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal matchups on the main card.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the card.

BELLATOR 282 PRELIMS

BRYCE LOGAN (12-6-0) VS. MANDEL NALLO (8-2-0)

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Andrews: Logan is still searching for his first Bellator win, but the Canadian “Rat Garbage” will steal this one just like like a rat stealing your favourite piece of cheese.

Andrews Prediction: Mandel Nallo via UD

AARON JEFFERY (11-3-0) VS. FABIO AGUIAR (18-2-0)

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Andrews:  Jeffrey is a good young Canadian fighter making his Bellator debut. But the advantage goes to the older Aguiar.

Andrews Prediction: Fabio Aguiar via UD

CODY LAW (6-0-0) VS. JAMES GONZALEZ (8-5-0)

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Andrews:  Gonzalez is making his Bellator debut. Advantage: Cody Law.

Andrews Prediction: Cody Law via TKO

ALEJANDRA LARA (9-5-0) VS. ILARA JOANNE (9-6-0)

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Andrews: This one is a toss up. Both need a big win. Slight edge to Lara.

Andrews Prediction: Alejandra Lara via SD 

SABAH HOMASI (16-10-0) VS. MAYCON MENDONCA (11-5-0)

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Andrews: Homasi is a warrior and he wins emphatically or goes out on his shield. Tonight, he wins emphatically.

Andrews Prediction: Sabah Homasi via TKO

ANATOLY TOKOV (30-2-0) VS. MUHAMMAD ABDULLAH (10-5-0)

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Andrews: Tokov will have a big advantage against Abdullah, who is making his Bellator debut.

Andrews Prediction: Anatoly Tokov via UD

#2 CAT ZINGANO (12-4-0) VS. #6 PAM SORENSON (9-4-0)

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Andrews: Should be a close one, but Zingano ekes this one out.

Andrews Prediction: Cat Zingano via UD

#2 BRENT PRIMUS (11-2-0) VS. #8 ALEXANDR SHABILY (21-3-0)

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Andrews: Primus is a good solid vet, but the grappling of Shabily should prove to be too much.

Andrews Prediction: Alexandr Shabily via submission

LUCAS BRENNAN (6-0-0) VS. JOHNNY SOTO (4-2-0)

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Andrews: Young and undefeated. Brennan is living the life and will continue to live it up with another submission win.

Andrews Prediction: Lucas Brennan via submission

DAN MORET (15-7-0) VS. KILLYS MOTA (12-3-0)

Andrews: Both fighters have struggled as of late, but Mota can win on the fight or the ground compared to Moret. The Brazilian prevails here.

Andrews Prediction: Kilys Mota via UD

BRENNAN WARD (15-6-0) VS. KASSIUS KAYNE (12-7-0)

Andrews: Ward is back on the right path and should have the advantage against Kayne, who is making his Bellator debut.

Andrews Prediction: Brennan Ward via TKO

#4 MAGOMED MAGOMEDOV (18-2-0) VS. #10 ENRIQUE BARZOLA (18-5-2)

Andrews: Barzola is familiar with the Russian grappling and gets the job done.

Andrews Prediction: Enrique Barzola via UD

#6 LEANDRO HIGO (21-5-0) VS. #9 DANNY SABATELLO (12-1-0)

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Andrews: Sabatello made this fight interesting with his trash talking. But I’m going with Higo to drag the fight to the ground and get the submission.

Andrews Prediction: Leandro Higo via submission

MAIN EVENT

GEGARD MOUSASI (49-7-2) VS. JOHNNY EBLEN (11-0-0)

Andrews: Eblen is a good younger fighter, but Mousasi even at 36, should use his experience to get Eblen to the ground for the tap.

Andrews Prediction: Gegard Mousasi via submission

Enjoy the fights.

@kenaiandrews

KenaiAndrews
KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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