France's Norman Paraisy (left) has a new home with Bellator. |
Photo: Colin Foster
Bellator Fighting Championships has added another international
signing to its ranks.
Sherdog.com confirmed Wednesday with a source close to the
negotiations that Bellator has signed “Ultimate Fighter 11” alum
Paraisy. MMAJunkie.com initially reported the signing on
No debut date has been set for Paraisy as of yet, but Sherdog.com
has confirmed that Paraisy will compete at middleweight.
The 25-year-old Frenchman has fought for Bellator once before,
suffering his only loss to-date inside the Chicago-based
promotion's circular cage in 2009. Following that loss to former
UFC champion Dave Menne,
Paraisy has gone 5-0-1, fighting four times in 2011.
Paraisy's 2010 stint on “TUF 11” was a short one, as he failed to
earn a spot in the fighter house. Paraisy fell to James
Hammortree by technical knockout in his qualifier bout, as the
Frenchman could not answer the bell for the second round of the
After fighting Michele
Verginelli to a draw in April, the ABS Team representative
earned likely the biggest win of his five-year career one month
later when he took home a unanimous decision over former Pride
Fighting Championships standout Paulo Filho
on the Brazilian's home turf.
Most recently, Paraisy earned a technical knockout over Jack Mason at
Cage Warriors 43 in July, stunning his foe with a flying knee and
finishing the job with elbows late in the third round.