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Cedric Doumbe returns at Bellator Champions Sequence: Paris

Cedric Doumbe will get to affect his house followers as soon as once more.

Doumbe (5-1) meets Derek Anderson (17-4-1) within the Bellator Champions Sequence: Paris co-headliner, which takes place Could 17 at Accor Enviornment in Paris, the promotion introduced Monday.

Light-weight champion Usman Nurmagomedov’s title protection in opposition to Alexander Shabliy, the cardboard’s unique most important occasion, has been scrapped on account of an damage to Nurmagomedov. The struggle is anticipated to be rebooked within the close to future.

Doumbe has signed a multi-year contract extension with PFL. After scoring a 9-second knockout of Jordan Zebo in his promotional debut, the French celebrity suffered an odd TKO loss to Baysangur Chamsoudinov within the 2024 PFL Europe 1 headliner in March.

After splitting the primary two rounds with Chamsoudinov, Doumbe checked out referee Marc Goddard and pointed to his left toe twice within the span of 10 seconds, signaling that he’s damage. That prompted Goddard to wave the struggle off which baffled a pissed off Doumbe, who simply wished a splint faraway from his toe. John McCarthy defined that you simply can not name a timeout in the midst of the struggle.

Anderson has received three out of his previous 4. The 34-year-old Bellator veteran hasn’t competed since shattering his nostril in a physician’s stoppage TKO loss to Michael Web page in Could 2021.

With the addition, the Bellator Champions Sequence: Paris lineup contains:


  • Patchy Combine vs. Magomed Magomedov – for bantamweight title
  • Derek Anderson vs. Cedric Doumbe
  • Gregory Babene vs. Costello van Steenis
  • Jonas Bilharinho vs. Yves Landu
  • Archie Colgan vs. Thibault Gouti


  • Louis Sutherland vs. Slim Trabelsi
  • Mansour Barnaoui vs. Yusuke Yachi
  • Imamshafi Aliev vs. Mike Shipman
  • Aspen Ladd vs. Katerina Shakalova
  • Asael Adjoudj vs. Bruno Fontes

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