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Battle for Bellator Gold: Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Alexander Shabliy Set to Ignite Paris

Usman Nurmagomedov to face  Alexander Shabliy in Paris
Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Alexander Shabliy

May 17th will mark a monumental moment for Bellator MMA as Paris becomes the battleground for an electrifying showdown between two fierce contenders. 

Indeed, fight fans are in for a treat as the Accor Arena braces for a night of adrenaline-pumping action, headlined by a clash of titans between lightweight champion Usman Nurmagomedov and challenger Alexander Shabliy.

In what promises to be a spine-tingling co-main event, bantamweight champion Patchy Mix is gearing up for his first official title defense in a highly anticipated rematch against Magomed Magomedov. The stakes are high as Mix aims to cement his legacy, while Magomedov seeks redemption and a chance to claim the coveted belt.

But the excitement doesn't end there. As the dust settles from the main and co-main events, all eyes will turn to the middleweight division where Gregory Babene and Costello Van Steenis vie for the title of No. 1 contender. And let's not forget the heavyweight showdown between Slim Trabelsi and Louie Sutherland, promising a collision of brute force and tactical prowess.

Adding fuel to the fire, the preliminary card features a lightweight matchup between Mansour Barnaoui and Yusuke Yachi, setting the stage for an explosive lead-up to the main attractions.

As Nurmagomedov makes his much-anticipated return to the octagon following a suspension, and Shabliy steps up to challenge for Bellator gold, the stakes couldn't be higher. With Mix looking to defend his title and Magomedov hungry for redemption, the stage is set for an unforgettable night of MMA brilliance in the heart of Paris.

Bellator Paris is poised to deliver a night of unforgettable moments and jaw-dropping action. Stay tuned for more updates.


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