BELLATOR PARIS: Mousasi vs. Edwards promises to be an exciting event for MMA fans, with two pulse-raising match-ups added to the card. The event will take place at the Accor Arena on Friday, May 12, 2023 and will be televised live in America on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. CEST/4 p.m. ET.
Mousasi vs Edwards: Title Eliminator in the Middleweight Division
Mousasi vs Edwards is the main event Mousasi vs Edwards of the evening will feature a title eliminator in the middleweight division between MMA legend Gegard Mousasi (49-8-2) and the surging Fabian Edwards (11-3). Mousasi, a veteran of the sport with an impressive record, will be looking to cement his place in the middleweight rankings and secure a shot at the title.
Middleweight Matchup: Douglas Lima vs Costello Van Steenis
No. 4-ranked welterweight Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (32-11) will be stepping up a division to face Costello “The Spaniard” Van Steenis (14-2) in the middleweight division. Lima, a former three-time BELLATOR Welterweight World Champion, will be hoping to reestablish his dominance as he makes the move up to the 185-pound division. Van Steenis, on the other hand, will be looking to climb into the BELLATOR middleweight rankings and build on an impressive run of form.
Light Heavyweight Matchup: Jose Augusto vs Simon Biyong
Fierce punching power will be on display in the light heavyweight division as Jose “Gugu” Augusto (7-4-0 1 NC) clashes with Simon “Hemle” Biyong (9-2) in the French capital. Augusto brings an all-action style into the cage and has contributed to memorable, action-packed fights each time he has competed. Biyong, on the other hand, heads to France riding a two-fight win streak and will be full of confidence as he steps out in front of the raucous Parisian crowd.
Opening Round of the Million-Dollar Lightweight World Grand Prix
The event will also feature an opening round match-up in the million-dollar BELLATOR Lightweight World Grand Prix. Sidney Outlaw (16-5) will be looking to upset the Parisian crowd as he faces Mansour Barnaoui (20-4).
Tickets for BELLATOR PARIS: Mousasi vs. Edwards are already on sale and can be purchased at accorarena.com and bellator.fr.. Don’t miss the chance to witness these pulse-raising matchups live in the French capital.
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|SHOWTIME||BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | BBC iPlayer (U.K.) | Pluto TV|
|Friday, May 12 — 10 p.m. CEST/9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT||6 p.m. CEST/5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT|
Updated Schedule of BELLATOR Events
Fri. Feb. 4 // BELLATOR 290: Bader vs. Emelianenko 2 // Kia Forum // Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Feb. 25 // BELLATOR 291: Amosov vs. Storley 2 // 3Arena // Dublin, Ireland
Fri. March 10 // BELLATOR 292: Nurmagomedov vs. Henderson // SAP Center // San Jose, CA
Fri. May 12 // BELLATOR PARIS: Mousasi vs. Edwards // Accor Arena // Paris, France