Bellator 296 2023 payouts, salaries, Fabian Edwards vs Gegard Mousasi winner, fight card results

Bellator 296 2023 payouts, salaries, Fabian Edwards vs Gegard Mousasi winner, fight card results

Learn more about Bellator 296 2023, which took place on Friday night at the Accor Arena in Paris, including the main event winner, fight card results, bonus prize winners, salaries and payouts

Edwards, the younger brother of UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, outclassed Mousasi (49-9-2) from pillar to post to earn the biggest win of his Bellator career. Following his victory at the Bellator 296, Edwards has earned a title against unstoppable middleweight champion Johnny Eblen.

Bellator 296 2023 payouts, salaries, Fabian Edwards vs Gegard Mousasi winner, full main fight card results and score

Bellator 296 purse details, total payouts, & salaries of all fighters

Fabian Edwards received a reward of $200,000 for winning Bellator 296’s main event. In the meantime, his opponent Gegard Mousasi received $250,000 despite a heartbreaking decision loss. Due to his convincing victory over Mansour Barnaoui, Brent Primus got a net reward of $75,000.

Fighters Purses
Fabian Edwards $200,000
Gegard Mousasi $250,000
Brent Primus $75,000
Mansour Barnaoui $50,000
Douglas Lima $75,000
Costello Van Steenis $40,000
Thibault Gouti $30,000
Kane Mousah $36,000

Bellator 296 full fight card winner and results

In the main event of Bellator 296 on Friday, Fabian Edwards outpointed Gegard Mousasi in a one-sided but fairly listless contest to win by unanimous decision and earn a chance to face Johnny Eblen, the undefeated middleweight champion of Bellator. Following the verdict, Edwards and Eblen squared off in the cage and almost started a brawl inside the Accor Arena in Paris.


The 30-year-old Edwards routinely outpaced the 37-year-old Mousasi with a steady offence on the feet, dismantling the legend in a game that was rife with fouls. In the fourth round, Mousasi tried his hand at wrestling for the first time and even managed to get into the mount position. Edwards ultimately managed to free himself, though, and he used a takedown of his own to reverse the situation.

Main Event Result: Fabian Edwards defeated Gegard Mousasi ( Decision)

Main Card (Showtime)
Weight Class Winner Loser Method Round Time
Middleweight Fabian Edwards Gegard Mousasi Decision 5 5:00
Lightweight Brent Primus Mansour Barnaoui Decision 5 5:00
Middleweight Douglas Lima Costello Van Steenis Decision 3 5:00
Lightweight Thibault Gouti Kane Mousah KO 2 3:58
Preliminary Card (YouTube/Pluto TV)
Women’s Flyweight Denise Kielholtz Paula Cristina Decision 3 5:00
Welterweight Luca Poclit Oliver Enkamp Decision 3 5:00
Lightweight Saul Rogers Davy Gallon No Contest 1 2:12
Featherweight Yves Landu Piotr Niedzielski Decision 3 5:00
Catchweight (141 lb) Sarvarjon Khamidov Kevin Petshi Submission 3 1:33
Lightweight Tim Wilde Chris Gonzalez Decision 3 5:00
Featherweight Fabacary Diatta Keir Harvie Decision 3 5:00
Catchweight (150 lb) Asaël Adjoudj Georges Sasu Decision 3 5:00
Welterweight Romain Debienne Bourama Camara KO 2 1:04
Light Heavyweight José Augusto Simon Biyong Decision 3 5:00

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