Bellator MMA presents Bellator 296, also known as Bellator Paris, on May 12, 2023, at the renowned Accor Arena in Paris, France.
The headlining bout showcases two middleweight powerhouses as former Bellator Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi squares off against Fabian Edwards in a middleweight title eliminator clash. Mousasi was last in action in June last year at Bellator 282 where he lost the middleweight title to Johnny Eblen via one-sided unanimous decision. A win would earn him the chance for win the title for the third time.
After his two losses in 2020 and 2021, Edwards has wins over Lyoto Machida and Charlie Ward in 2022, which brought him back into contention for a title shot. Who will put everything on the line as they vie for a coveted shot at the middleweight championship?
The co-main event features Mansour Barnaoui and Brent Primus in a quarterfinal bout of the Bellator Lightweight World Grand Prix. Former 3-time Bellator Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima takes on France’s Costello Van Steenis. Another Frenchman on the main card is Thibault Gouti who faces Kane Mousah.
The event starts with prelims card at 12 PM ET while the main card will start at 4 PM ET. Join us below as we provide you with live results from Bellator 296: Mousasi vs Edwards event, from all the fights from main event to the undercard.
- Jose Augusto def. Simon Biyong via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)- Light Heavyweight Bout
- Romain Debienne def. Bourama Camara via KO (punches) at 1:04 of round 2 – Welterweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Asael Adjoudj def. Georges Sasu via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) – Catchweight (150 lbs) Bout
- Fabacary Diatta def. Keir Harvie via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) – Featherweight Bout
- Tim Wilde def. Chris Gonzalez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) – Lightweight Bout
- Sarvarjon Hamidov def. Kevin Petshi via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:33 of round 3 – Catchweight (141 lbs) Bout (Watch Video)
- Yves Landu def. Piotr Niedzielski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Featherweight Bout
- Saul Rogers def. Davy Gallon via submission (D’arce choke) at 2:12 of round 1 – Lightweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Luca Poclit def. Oliver Enkamp via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)- Welterweight Bout
- Denise Kielholtz def. Paula Cristina via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) – Women’s Flyweight Bout
- Thibault Gouti def. Kane Mousah via knockout (punch) at 3:58 of round 2 – Lightweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Douglas Lima def. Costello van Steenis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28 – Middleweight Bout
- Co-Main Event: Brent Primus def. Mansour Barnaoui via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) – Lightweight Bout
- Main Event: Fabian Edwards def. Gegard Mousasi via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – Middleweight Bout