Bellator 296: results and highlights for Gegard Mousasi vs. Fabian Edwards

Oct 20, 2017; Uncasville, CT, USA; Alexander Shlemenko (blue gloves) fights Gegard Mousasi (red
Oct 20, 2017; Uncasville, CT, USA; Alexander Shlemenko (blue gloves) fights Gegard Mousasi (red / Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports

Everything you need to know about Bellator 296's fight card including results and highlights.

The top two Bellator middleweight contenders will go at it in the main event when Bellator returns to France today for Bellator 296.

The headline attraction for Bellator 296 sees former middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi square off with Fabian Edwards.

This will be Mousasi's first fight since losing the Bellator middleweight title 11 months ago to Johnny Eblen. This broke a four-fight winning streak Mousasi was on, which included winning the then-vacant title against Douglas Lima and successful defenses against John Salter and Austin Vanderford.

Mousasi's first Bellator middleweight title reign began with a first-round TKO of Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 200. He retained against Rory MacDonald before losing the title to Rafael Lovato Jr.

After watching his undefeated record end with back-to-back losses, Edwards has bounced back with a first-round knockout of Lyoto Machida at Bellator 281 and a decision over Charlie Ward at Bellator 287.

The co-main event will see another first-round matchup in the Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix, as former lightweight champ Brent Primus takes on Mansour Barnaoui. The winner will meet defending champion Usman Nurmagomedov in a title fight in the semifinals.

This story will be updated live throughout the night.

Bellator 296 live results [UPDATED]

Bellator 296: Gegard Mousasi vs. Fabian Edwards Main Card (Showtime, 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)

Gegard Mousasi vs. Fabian Edwards

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Fabian Edwards def. Gegard Mousasi via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)

Brent Primus vs. Mansour Barnaoui

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Brent Primus def. Mansour Barnaoui via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Douglas Lima vs. Costello Van Steenis

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Douglas Lima def. Costello van Steenis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Thibault Gouti vs. Kane Mousah

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Thibault Gouti def. Kane Mousah via KO (punches) at 3:58 of Round 2

Bellator 296: Gegard Mousasi vs. Fabian Edwards Preliminary Card (YouTube/PlutoTV, 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT)

Denise Kielholtz vs. Paula Cristina

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Denise Kielholtz def. Paula Cristina via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Oliver Encamp vs. Luca Poclit

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Luca Poclit def. Oliver Enkamp via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Saul Rogers vs. Davy Gallon

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Saul Rogers def. Davy Gallon via submission (D’arce choke) at 2:12 of Round 1 — Bout later overturned to a no-contest after replay review of the stoppage

Yves Landu vs. Piotr Niedzielski

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Yves Landu def. Piotr Niedzielski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sarvarjon Khamidov vs. Kevin Petshi

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Sarvarjon Khamidov def. Kevin Petshi via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:33 of Round 3

Chris Gonzalez vs. Tim Wilde

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Tim Wilde def. Chris Gonzalez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Fabacary Diatta vs. Keir Harvie

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Fabacary Diatta def. Keir Harvie via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Georges Sasu vs. Asael Adjoudj

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Asael Adjoudj def. Georges Sasu via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27)

Bourama Camara vs. Romain Debienne

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Romain Debienne def. Bourama Camara via second-round TKO (1:04)

Jose Augusto vs. Simon Biyong

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jose Augusto def. Simon Biyong via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)

Bellator 296: Gegard Mousasi vs. Fabian Edwards takes place on Friday, May 12, 2023, live from the Accor Arena in Paris, France. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.