This new unmissable outing for MMA enthusiasts in Paris

This new unmissable release for MMA enthusiasts in Paris

BELLATOR MMA is organizing a new French event and it's taking place at the ACCOR ARENA in Paris! An evening announced as legendary with several legendary fighters. Ryan Bader, world heavyweight champion (29-7, 1 NC) defends his title against Cheick Kongo (31-11-2, 1 NC), the pioneer of the discipline in France. We summarize everything for you in a moment announced as exceptional.

Major fights expected for May 6, 2022

It's Friday May 6, 2022at the ACCOR ARENA that a duel is held between Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo for an expected confrontation. But that's not all since ten fights are planned with the promise of a high standard show. The event benefits from a worldwide broadcast and the places expect to receive 10,000 people who will come to attend the show where some of the best French competitors will be present.

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This French enthusiasm is confirmed by the impressive statistics of the discipline with record enthusiasm. We are talking about 700 approved educators, 50,000 practitioners and legalized supervision under the aegis of the French Boxing Federation through the FMMAF. BELLATOR, at the organization, is part of this success as the first international organization to put on a major MMA event in Paris in 2020. Two years later, the fans are there and even more !

Here is the program for the day:

Main Event – Heavyweight World Championship

  • Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo

Co-Main Event – Light Heavyweight

  • Yoel Romero vs. Melvin Manhoeff
  • Saul Rogers vs Soren Bak – LIGHTWEIGHT
  • Lorenz Larkin vs Anthony Adams – MIDDLEWEIGHT
  • Shipman vs. Gregory Babene – MIDDLEWEIGHT


  • Daniel James vs Davion Franklin – HEAVYWEIGHT
  • Pedro Carvalho vs Piotr Niedzielski – FEATHERWEIGHT
  • Lewis Long vs Thibault Gouti – WELTERWEIGHT
  • Fabacary Diatta vs Jordan Barton – FEATHERWEIGHT
  • Davy Gallon vs Benjamin Brander – LIGHTWEIGHT
  • Yves Landu vs Gavin Hughes – LIGHTWEIGHT
  • Nicolò Solli vs Joel Kouadja – WELTERWEIGHT
  • Lucie Bertaud vs Katarzyna Sadura – FLYWEIGHT
  • Mathieu Letho Duclos vs Youcef Ouabas – MIDDLEWEIGHT
  • Victor Verchere vs Bourama Camara – WELTERWEIGHT

BELLATOR loves France since 2020

Scott Coker, President of BELLATOR, declares: “Bringing the BELLATOR universe to France in 2020 has been one of the best moments of my career and I knew it was going to be the start of a long series of events in Paris. We are ready for this second adventure in France and this time we offer a heavyweight world championship fight with the most complete competitor in French MMA. It is very important for me to help the development of this discipline in France and to allow our athletes to fight in front of the largest audience possible”.

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