May 12 2023
Friday

Accor Arena, Paris, France

Bellator MMA Paris
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
49-8-2

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

11-2-0

The tape

37
Age
29
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
79.5" / 202 cm

Full record

UD 5KO 1KO 3UD 5SD 3
Form
UD 3KO 1UD 3SD 3SD 3
49
Wins
11
28
By KO
4
57
KO%
36
12
By Sub
3
24
SUB%
27
8
Losses
2
1
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
0
2
Draws
0
2003
Debut
2017
59
Bouts
13
110
Rounds
26
7 hours, 28 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 53 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
-
1
Bellator
2
-
Tapology
-

Gegard Mousasi vs Fabian Edwards preview

When is Mousasi vs Edwards?

Gegard Mousasi will take on Fabian Edwards in the main event of Bellator MMA Paris, on Friday 12th May 2023 at Accor Arena in Paris.

The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Mousasi vs Edwards stats

Gegard Mousasi steps into the octagon with a record of 49 wins, 8 loses and 2 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.

Fabian Edwards will make his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Mousasi has a large advantage in power over Edwards, boasting at 57% knock out percentage over Edwards' 36%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Edwards will have a slight advantage over Mousasi, with a 27% submission rate over Mousasi's 24%.

Gegard Mousasi is the older man by 8 years, at 37 years old.

Mousasi has a height advantage of 1 inch over Edwards. Despite this, Edwards has 4-inch reach advantage.

Mousasi is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 46 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 14 years earlier than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 84 more professional rounds, 110 to Edwards' 26.

Mousasi vs Edwards form

Mousasi has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Johnny Eblen at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Austin Vanderford at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Going into that contest, he had won against John Salter at Bellator 264 on 13th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Before that, he had beat Douglas Lima at Bellator 250 on 29th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had defeated Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.

Edwards has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Charlie Ward at Bellator Milan on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud Arena, Milan, Italy.

Previous to that, he had won against Lyoto Machida at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Austin Vanderford at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Before that, he had lost to Costello van Steenis at Bellator Euro Series 8 on 26th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy.

He had defeated Mike Shipman at Bellator London on 23rd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London, England.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Fabian Edwards has been fighting more than Gegard Mousasi.

Gegard Mousasi last fought 7 months and 11 days ago, while Fabian Edwards' last outing was 3 months and 6 days ago.

Mousasi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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