Bellator MMA middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2) will defend his title at the Bellator 264 tournament to be held Friday in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
The 35-year-old Dutch Armenian fighter’s opponent will be 36-year-old John Salter (18-4) of the US.
The official weighing-in ceremony and the staredown of the main event of Bellator 264 were held Thursday.
Mousasi’s last bout was on October 29, 2020, when he defeated Douglas Lima (Brazil) on points. In this fight, the Bellator middleweight belt, which was vacant due to American Rafael Lovato’s retirement, was contested.