Bellator 296: Mousasi vs. Edwards is followed by a first-round showdown in the lightweight grand prix between Brent Primus and Mansour Barnaoui in the co-main event. Brent Primus replaces Sydney Outlaw in the Grand Prix, while Monsour Barnaoui looks to extend his winning streak on Friday night.
Brent Primus (11-3) is a former Bellator lightweight champion who lost in 2017. Primus has gone 4-2 since losing the rematch against Chandler, but he is only 1-2 in his previous three fights. He’ll be seeking for a strong win against the surging Monsour Barnaoui to get closer to that $1 million dollar prize.
Monsour Barnaoui (20-4) is on a tear, having won eight consecutive matches dating back to 2016. He recently defeated Adam Piccolotti, a veteran Bellator lightweight division staple. When he faces Brent Primus on Friday night, he will be seeking the greatest win of his Bellator MMA career.
Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:
When Bellator 296? Date and start time:
- Date: Friday, May 12
- Start time: 4 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. BST / 10 p.m. CET
- Main event cakewalks (approx): 6 p.m. ET / 11 p.m. BST / 12 a.m. CET
The main card is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. BST / 10 p.m. CET with the main event cakewalks scheduled for 6 p.m. ET / 11 p.m. BST / 12 a.m. CET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS MOUSASI VS. EDWARDS ON TONIGHT?
- U.S.: Showtime
- UK: BBC iPlayer
Showtime will broadcast the fight in the U.S., while fans in the UK can stream the event on BBC iPlayer.
Where is Bellator 296:
The fight will take place at the AccorArena in Paris, France.
GEGARD MOUSASI RECORD AND BIO
- Nationality: Dutch
- Date of birth: August 1, 1985
- Height: 6′ 2″
- Reach: 76″
- Total fights: 59
- Record: 49-8-2
FABIAN EDWARDS RECORD AND BIO
- Nationality: British
- Date of birth: March 24, 1993
- Height: 6′ 1″
- Reach: 79.5″
- Total fights: 13
- Record: 11-2-0
Bellator 296 Fight Card
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Fabian Edwards; Middleweight
- Brent Primus vs. Mansour Barnaoui; Lightweight
- Douglas Lima vs. Costello Van Steenis; Middleweight
- Thibault Gouti vs. Kane Mousah; Lightweight
- Chris Gonzalez vs. Tim Wilde; Lightweight
- Denis Kielholtz vs. Paula Cristina; Women’s flyweight
- Saul Rogers vs. Davy Gallon; Lightweight
- Gregory Babene vs. Kyle Stewart; Middleweight
- Brett Johns vs. Marcirley Alves; Bantamweight
- Savarjon Khamidov vs. Kevin Petshi; Catchweight (141 lbs)
- Yves Landu vs. Estabili Amato; Featherweight
- Oliver Enkamp vs. Luca Poclit; Welterweight
- Jose Augusto vs. Simon Biyong; Light heavyweight
- Steven Hill vs. Nicolo Solli; Welterweight
- Fabacary Diatta vs. Aridane Rodriguez; Featherweight
- Bourama Camara vs. Romain Debienne; Welterweight
- Georges Sasu vs. Asael Adjoudj; Catchweight (150 lbs)