May 12 2023
Friday

Accor Arena, Paris, France

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
49-8-0
UD 5
UD 5
11-2-0

The tape

38
Age
31
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
79.5" / 202 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOUDSD
Form
UDKOUDSDSD
49
Wins
11
28
By KO
4
57
KO%
36
12
By SUB
3
24
SUB%
27
8
Loses
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

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
-
1
Bellator
2
-
Tapology
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Gegard Mousasi vs Fabian Edwards report

Who won Mousasi vs Edwards?

Fabian Edwards beat Gegard Mousasi by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Bellator MMA Paris, on Friday 12th May 2023 at Accor Arena in Paris.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Fabian Edwards.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Mousasi vs Edwards stats

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

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

Gegard Mousasi's Bellator record stood at 7-3-0, while Fabian Edwards' came in at 9-3-0.

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

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Edwards had a slight advantage over Mousasi, with a 27% submission rate over Mousasi's 24%.

Gegard Mousasi was the older man by 7 years, at 38 years old.

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

Mousasi was 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 had fought 78 more professional rounds, 115 to Edwards' 37.

Mousasi vs Edwards form

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 won against 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 beaten 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 defeated Douglas Lima at Bellator 250 on 29th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

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

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had been beaten by Johnny Eblen at Bellator 299 on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Previous to that, he had won against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator MMA Paris on 12th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Charlie Ward at Bellator Milan on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud Arena, Milan, Italy.

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

He had been defeated 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.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Fabian Edwards had been fighting more than Gegard Mousasi.

Going to this contest, Gegard Mousasi had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 29 days ago, while Fabian Edwards' last outing had been 8 months and 30 days ago.

Mousasi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Mousasi vs Edwards?

Gegard Mousasi was a 4/11 (-270) favourite going into the contest, while Fabian Edwards made his way into the ring at 15/8 (+190) with oddsmakers.

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