MMA veteran Gegard Mousasi is back for his next fight.
Mousasi will face Fabian Edwards in the main event in Bellator’s return to Paris on May 12 at the Accor Arena, the promotion announced on Thursday.
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Mousasi last fought in June when he was upset by Johnny Eblen, who won the Bellator Middleweight World Championship at Bellator 282. The loss snapped his four-fight winning streak, which included successful defenses against John Salter and Austin Vanderford.
Edwards has been revving up for a matchup like this after having an active 2022. He defeated Lyoto Machida and Charlie Ward in back-to-back appearances at Bellator 281 and Bellator 287.
Here’s the projected lineup for Bellator Paris:
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Fabian Edwards
- Sidney Outlaw vs. Mansour Barnaoui
- Saul Rogers vs. Davy Gallon
- Thibault Gouti vs. Kane Mousah