Bellator Paris consisted of both Bellator 248 and Bellator Europe 10, a double card (in terms of broadcast) that marked the first ever legal MMA event in France. Going down Saturday, the Euro Series portion of the event was topped by a homecoming for Cheick Kongo, in a rematch with Tim Johnson.
Bellator 248, meanwhile, featured another of the promotion’s bi10ggest stars, Michael Page, taking on promotional newcomer Ross Houston. Houston was set to make his promotional debut in the fight, and while the more casual segment of the fan base might not be familiar with him, he’d put in his time in U.K. promotion Cage Warriors, and amassed an undefeated record in the process.
Of course, making your debut against MVP is no easy task.
Also on Saturday’s Bellator 248 card was Mads Burnell. The former UFC featherweight was making his own promotional debut, after putting together a four fight win streak in Cage Warriors. Ex-UFC welterweight Oliver Enkamp, a.k.a. “The Future,” was on hand as well, in the penultimate fight of the card. He was looking to make it three in a row inside the Bellator cage.
The action kicks off at 11:30AM ET — check below for results. The official Bellator 248 live stream can be viewed above where available. In North America, the event will stream on CBS Sports Network.
Bellator 248: Page vs. Houston Results
Michael Page def. Ross Houston by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-37, 30-27)
Oliver Enkamp def. Emmanuel Dawa by submission (Japanese neck tie), Round 1, 4:10
Alan Omer def. Ryan Scope by TKO, Round 1, 1:46
Mads Burnell def. Darko Banovic by TKO Round 1, 3:13