Bellator has touched down in Paris for the first time after winning the race for major MMA in France.
Bellator 248 and Bellator Europe 10 takes place at Accor Arena in Paris. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network following prelims on MMA Junkie.
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In the Bellator 248 main event, Michael Page (17-1 MMA, 13-1 BMMA) takes on Ross Houston (8-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA). Our 14 editors, writers, videographers and radio hosts are nearly unanimous with just one picker taking Houston in an upset.
In the Bellator 248 co-feature, Emmanuel Dawa (9-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) makes his promotional debut against Oliver Enkamp (9-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) at welterweight. Only one of our pickers is taking Dawa, giving Enkamp a 13-1 picks rout.
Also on the main card, Alan Omer (23-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) takes on Ryan Scope (10-3 MMA, 0-2 BMMA) in a lightweight fight. Scope has a fairly sizable 9-5 lead in the picks.
And to open up the Bellator 248 main card, featherweight Darko Banovic (17-7 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) takes on Mads Burnell (13-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA). Burnell has a blowout in the picks at 13-1.
In the Bellator Europe 10 headliner, Cheick Kongo (30-10-2 MMA, 12-2 BMMA) meets Timothy Johnson (14-6 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) in a heavyweight contenders fight. It’s our most contentious bout with Johnson at an 8-6 lead.
And Arbi Mezdihov (13-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) meets Saul Rogers (13-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) in a featherweight bout at Bellator Europe 10. Rogers has a big 11-3 lead from our pickers.
In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Page (61 percent), Enkamp (61 percent), Omer (61 percent), Burnell (71 percent), Kongo 70 percent) and Mezdihov (53 percent) are the choices.
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