MMA: all about the Bellator tournament
Bellator MMA, the other great American organization, will return to Paris on May 12th with an incredible event. Here’s everything you need to know.
This Thursday, January 12, Bellator, the other American MMA organization, announced its return to France for the third time on Friday, May 12, notably with a fight by the Franco-Tunisian Mansour Barnaoui.
When does the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix take place?
The Bellator MMA World Grand Prix tournament begins March 10th in San Jose. A stage will take place on May 12 in Paris at the AccorArena in Bercy.
A million dollars for the final winner
In this eight-fighter tournament, the eventual winner will take home a million-dollar check and have a shot at picking up the championship belt in the semifinals.
Who will be present in Paris?
The main event will be a middleweight bout between former Bellator Champion Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi (49-8-2) and 2nd ranked Fabian “The Assassin” Edwards (11-2). In the co-main event, Parisian Mansour “Afro-Samurai” Barnaoui (20-4) meets Sidney “Da Gun” Outlaw (16-5).
Who is participating in this tournament?
The tournament will feature current champion Usman Nurmagomedov, cousin of Khabib, former champion Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, former featherweight champion AJ McKee, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Tofiq Musayev and Alexandr Shabliy. The latter two will face off at Bellator 292 on March 10 in San Jose, California.
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