Tonight, Ryan Bader (29-7) defeated Valentine Moldovsky in the main match of the Pelletier 273 in Phoenix. Heavyweight champion Czech Congo (31-11-2) will defend his next title in Paris.
In fact, during an event at the Accor Arena on May 6, Pelletier announced his return to the French capital.
After Bader’s victory, Congo briefly climbed into the cage with his future enemy. With their first fight never ending in any match, the two find themselves in front of the French people.
– BellatorMMA (elBellatorMMA) January 30, 2022
⁇ Bringing Bellator to France in 2020 was one of the highlights of my career and I know it was the start of a long big event in Paris.Said Scott Cocker, head of the organization.
⁇ Behold, we are ready for our second voyage to France, this time bringing with us the rematch for the World Heavyweight title, which will feature the most important French fighter in our sporting history. It is important to me to contribute to the development of the game in France and to give these athletes the opportunity to act on a larger platform.⁇
When Bellator last arrived in Paris, Congo lost to Tim Johnson by a split decision. Most recently, the Frenchman defeated Sergei Caridono by submitting and got back into the title hunt by taking the opportunity to take revenge against Bader and grab the heavyweight belt.
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