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5 Reasons why Gegard Mousasi is the best Middleweight in MMA

Gegard Mousasi is one of the greatest fighters in the world today
Gegard Mousasi is one of the greatest fighters in the world today
JM Payne
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Modified 12 Dec 2018
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Gegard Mousasi presently holds the Bellator Middleweight Championship, and has been making waves in the combat sports community as of late. "The Dreamcatcher" brutally finished former UFC Welterweight Title challenger, and current Bellator Welterweight titlist Rory Macdonald via TKO in the 2nd round of their contest in September of this year.

Prior to "The Moose" parting ways with the UFC, the vast majority of Mixed Martial Arts fans and experts concurred that Mousasi could most definitely win the UFC Middleweight Championship. In fact, despite suffering a few setbacks in the company, Mousasi was considered to be the favorite to dethrone the UFC's current Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker.

Unfortunately, Mousasi and the UFC couldn't reach a deal that they'd both financially agree upon, which in turn resulted in the former jumping ship to Bellator MMA. Well, since having joined the Bellator ranks, Mousasi has competed in 3 bouts -- defeating Alexander Shlemenko by way of Unanimous Decision, and beating Rafael Carvalho via TKO for the Bellator Middleweight Title.

Moreover, Mousasi also fought the organization's reigning Welterweight Champion Rory Macdonald in a "Champion vs. Champion" super-fight -- dominating the latter on the feet, before savagely securing a TKO win over the latter, by way of ground-and-pound.

In light of The Moose's great run as of late, as well as his legendary career, today, we examine why Gegard Mousasi is the best Middleweight in MMA...


#5 Technically-sound striking

The Moose
The Moose's striking can only be matched by a select few elite fighters in all of MMA

There's an old saying in the boxing world: A good right hand will take you around the block, but a good jab will take you around the world. In simple terms, most experts in the martial arts realm teach us that technique is paramount in order to succeed in the fight game.

Make no mistake about it, Gegard Mousasi does have excellent KO power in his strikes. However, it's his impeccable technique and unwavering discipline in the striking department of combat, that truly set him apart from the others at Middleweight.

Considering that, it isn't really surprising that many fight pundits hail Mousasi as the greatest Middleweight of this era...

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