Bellator 296 weigh-in results and video: Mousasi and Edwards on point

PRESS RELEASE: PARIS, FRANCE – BELLATOR’s star-studded return to Paris, France, Bellator 296, with Gegard Mousasi vs. Fabian Edwards is official following Thursday’s weigh-ins.

BELLATOR 296: Mousasi vs. Edwards competitors weighed-in on Thursday ahead of BELLATOR’s monumental return to the City of Lights, which takes place at the Accor Arena tomorrow, Friday, May 12. BELLATOR 296 will air LIVE on BBC iPlayer (UK) at 9 p.m. BST/ 10p.m CEST live on RMC Sport (France).

The prelims will begin at an updated time of 5 p.m. BST on BBC iPlayer.  A small number of tickets remain and can be purchased at and

In the main event of BELLATOR 296, former Middleweight World Champion and MMA legend Gegard Mousasi (49-8-2) will look to set up a championship rematch with the cageside titleholderJohnny Eblen in a marquee matchup with surging star Fabian Edwards (11-2), who believes a win over the future Hall of Famer moves him one step closer to joining brother Leon Edwards as world champion.

In the co-main event, the $1,000,000 BELLATOR Lightweight Grand Prix continues when former Lightweight World Champion Brent Primus (11-3) hopes to make good on his late entry to the tournament against BELLATOR’s newest European star, submission ace Mansour Barnaoui (20-4), in the Tunisian-Frenchman’s backyard of Paris. 

Elsewhere on the main card, former Welterweight World Champion Douglas Lima (32-11) will make his long-awaited jump to the middleweight division when he takes on talented Dutch standoutCostello van Steenis (14-2) in a matchup of hard-kicking contenders. Plus, France’s Thibault Gouti (14-6) will aim to give the Parisian crowd something to cheer for when he battles fellow exciting lightweight Kane Mousah (14-4). 

The previously announced welterweight bout that saw Steven Hill (7-0) versus Nicolo Solli (4-1, 1 NC) has been scrapped.

Bellator 296: Mousasi vs. Edwards Weigh-in Video

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Bellator 296: Mousasi vs. Edwards Weigh-in Results

Bellator 296: Mousasi vs. Edwards Main Card

  • Middleweight Main Event: #1-Gegard Mousasi (185.6) vs. #2-Fabian Edwards (184.8)
  • Lightweight World Grand Prix Co-Main Event: #4-Brent Primus (154.6)vs. #8-Mansour Barnaoui (154.6)
  • Middleweight Bout: Douglas Lima (185.8) vs. #10-Costello van Steenis (185.8)
  • Lightweight Bout: Thibault Gouti (155.6) vs. Kane Mousah (155.2)

Bellator 296: Mousasi vs. Edwards Prelims

  • Flyweight Bout: #6-Denise Kielholtz (125.2) vs. Paula Cristina (126)
  • Welterweight Bout: Oliver Enkamp (170) vs. Luca Poclit (169.6)
  • Lightweight BoutDavy Gallon (155.4) vs. Saul Rogers (155.8)
  • Featherweight Bout: Yves Landu (145.8) vs. Piotr Niedzielski (146.2)
  • Contract Weight Bout (141 lbs): Sarvarjon Khamidov (140.6) vs. Kevin Petshi (140.4)
  • Lightweight Bout: Chris Gonzalez (155.4) vs. Tim Wilde (156)
  • Featherweight Bout: Fabacary Diatta (145.4) vs. Keir Harvie (145.8)
  • Contract Weight Bout (150 lbs): Asael Adjoudj (150) vs. Georges Sasu (149.6)
  • Welterweight Bout: Bourama Camara (170.1) vs. Romain Debienne (172.4)
  • Light Heavyweight Bout: Simon Biyong (205.6) vs. Jose Augusto (205.2)