Gegard Mousasi will make his debut inside the Bellator cage this October, facing Alexander Shlemenko.
The two will square off in the main event on October 20 from Uncasville, Connecticut and the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Mousasi (42-6-2) signed with Bellator after a run in the UFC, reuniting with Scott Coker from their days together in Strikeforce. Shlemenko (56-9) is a former Bellator champion who has gone 12-3 with the promotion.
Also, former Bellator champion Liam McGeary takes on Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in a featured clash that same evening.