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 Norman Paraisy. MMAJunkie.com initially reported the signing on Wednesday morning.

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 contest.

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.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Vet Chris Leben Out of Retirement, Signs with Bellator

  • 4 days ago
  • 11 views

Bellator MMA on Saturday announced its latest acquisition, the signing of former WEC middleweight champion and UFC veteran Chris "The Crippler" Leben. read news >>

Bellator signs PRIDE, Strikeforce, veteran heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov to multi-fight deal

  • 8 days ago
  • 3 views

Two days after the announcement of one of its highest profile free-agent signings to date, Bellator continues to bolster its roster with the addition of a veteran heavyweight.Filed under: Bellator, N read news >>

Former UFC Champ Benson Henderson Signs with Bellator

  • 9 days ago
  • 16 views

After spending the past seven years under the Zuffa banner, former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has left the fold. read news >>

Twitter reacts to former UFC champ Benson Henderson signing Bellator contract

  • 9 days ago
  • 623 views

The MMA world got a little more interesting today when former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson announced his signing with Bellator .Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

What Benson Henderson's Bellator signing really means (Yahoo Sports)

  • 9 days ago
  • 26 views

From Yahoo Sports: While some believe Henderson's bolt from the UFC signals the start of a free-agent frenzy, that won't likely be the case. read news >>

What Benson Henderson's Bellator signing really means (Yahoo Sports)

  • 9 days ago
  • 11 views

From Yahoo Sports: While some believe Henderson's bolt from the UFC signals the start of a free-agent frenzy, that won't likely be the case. read news >>

Former UFC Champ Benson Henderson to Challenge for Bellator Belt in First Fight

  • 9 days ago
  • 39 views

MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Benson Henderson will challenge for the Bellator welterweight title in his first fight for the promotion. read news >>

Bellator Signs Former Pride Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 views

Pride and Strikeforce veteran Sergei Kharitonov is the latest free agent signed by Bellator MMA. read news >>

Former UFC champ Benson Henderson announces he's signed with Bellator

  • 9 days ago
  • 24 views

His manager said Benson Henderson would be signing a new deal soon. Today, the former UFC champion went ahead and broke the news: He’s signed with Bellator.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, UFC read news >>

FBI Investigate ISIS Threat to UFC Fighter, Special Forces Soldier Tim Kennedy

  • 28 days ago
  • 79 views

UFC Fighter and Special Forces soldier Tim Kennedy has confirmed he is working with the FBI, who are investigating threats made to him by ISIS. The 36-year-old made a statement on his official Facebo read news >>