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MMA Preview: Bellator 286 – Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs Fabian Edwards (11-2)

Gegard Mousasi vs Fabian Edwards is the headliner fight of the next Bellator MMA event.

Gegard Mousasi is a former Bellator middleweight champion whose next fight is against Fabian Edwards, the younger brother of UFC champ Leon. The fight is headlining the Bellator Paris event on Friday, May 12.

Gegard Mousasi vs Fabian Edwards Odds
Moneyline Odds
Gegard Mousasi -280
Fabian Edwards +220
*Odds taken from Sports Odds Direct on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

When, Where, and How to Watch?
Place: Accor Arena in Paris, France
Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
Time: ~10:00 PM ET
How to Watch: SHOWTIME

Gegard Mousasi Trying to Bounce Back After Losing the Title
For two years, Gegard Mousasi was the Bellator Middleweight World Champion. But then in summer 2022, Johnny Eblen beat him by a unanimous decision to take over the title. Almost a year later, Mousasi is coming back to fight again.

He’s turning 38 this summer, meaning that there’s not much time left for him to get back the title belt and retire as a champ. To get another shot at the title, he’ll need to remove Fabian Edwards from the equation on Friday evening.

So, can he do it? Well, he’s got experience on his side. Mousasi has been fighting professionally in the sport of the MMA since 2003. So far, he’s fought 59 bouts and his record is 49-9. He’s a well-rounded fighter who’s won 28 fights by KO/TKO, 12 by submission, and nine by decision.

His strongest weapon is striking but he’s also a very good wrestler and is pretty good in terms of takedown defense. Unfortunately for Mousasi, all this applies to his next opponent as well.

Fabian Edwards Could Be the Next Big Thing in Bellator MMA
This guy is 11-2 in his professional career, meaning that he’s got significantly less experience than Mousasi. However, the fact is that he was very impressive in all of those 13 fights. Yes, we’re talking about the ones that he lost as well.

Both of his losses happened after the final bell, with one being a split-decision defeat. When it comes to his wins, four happened by KO/TKO, three by submission, and four by decision.

His most notable win happened almost exactly one year ago when we saw him beat Lyoto Machida by KO in Round 1.

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