Bellator Paris: Cedric Doumbe electrifies home crowd, Mix retains belt

Bellator Champions Series brought Cedric Doumbe back to Paris and in return, Doumbe brought the show to Paris. Taking on the very-game Jaleel Willis in the co-main event last Friday night, Doumbe scored a first-round TKO victory and firmly reestablished himself as one of the biggest stars on the Bellator and PFL’s roster.

In his last trip to Paris, Doumbe fought under the PFL against Baysangur Chamsoudinov, suffering his lone professional loss when the fight was called due to a splinter injury. Following his win over Willis, Doumbe came face-to-face with former UFC champion Anthony Pettis, who is set be his next opponent with a date and location to be announced later. 

In the main event of Bellator Paris, reigning bantamweight champion Patchy Mix successfully defended his title in a split-decision victory over Magomed Magomedov 

After 7 consecutive victories to his name and his first title defense, Mix called out top contender Leandro Higo to be his next opponent. 


Full Bellator Paris results:

  • Asael Adjoudj def. Bruno Fontes by TKO, Round 2
  • Aspen Ladd def. Ekaterina Shakalova by unanimous decision 
  • Mike Shipman def. Steven Hill by TKO, Round 1
  • Mansour Barnaoui def. Yusuke Yachi by submission, Round 1
  • Slim Trabelsi def. Louie Sutherland by unanimous decision
  • Archie Colgan def. Thibault Gouti by unanimous decision
  • Yves Landu def. Jonas Bilharinho by split decision
  • Costello von Steenis def. Gregory Babene by submission, Round 2
  • Cedric Doumbe def. Jaleel Willis by TKO, Round 1
  • Patchy Mix def. Magomed Magomedov by split decision
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