Cedric Doumbe lands new opponent for Bellator Paris

Cedric Doumbe didn’t have to wait long to find a new dance partner.

The French superstar now faces Jaleel Willis at Bellator Paris on May 17 at Accor Arena in Paris. Doumbé was initially scheduled to face Derek Anderson, but the longtime Bellator veteran was forced to withdraw Tuesday after suffering a nasty foot injury.

Willis makes his eighth Bellator appearance, and first under the PFL umbrella. The 32-year-old looks to bounce back from a first-round TKO loss to Ramazan Kuramagomedov at Bellator 297 this past June, and enters the bout having dropped three of his past four bouts.

Doumbé comes off his first pro MMA loss in his most recent outing to Baysangur Chamsoudinov at PFL Europe 1 in March, which ended due to a controversial referee stoppage. The former GLORY Kickboxing champion is one of the PFL’s rising stars, and now steps into the Bellator cage for the first time in his career.

Bellator Paris is headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Patchy Mix and Magomed Magomedov.

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