March 27, 2019

London, UK – Bellator MMA today confirmed that Mohammad Yahya (5-1) and Gavin "Big Tasty" Hughes (9-1) will face off in a lightweight bout at Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde.

Also joining the preliminary card will be Birmingham's very own Yannick "Black Mamba" Bahati (8-4) and Adis Dadovic (8-1) in a light heavyweight bout.

Following a debut win under the Bellator banner against Ash Griffiths at Bellator 191: MacDonald vs. Ligier, Yahya, who fights out of the UAE, will move up to lightweight at Bellator Birmingham. Yahya last fought December 2017 and will be looking to secure his third win in as many fights. The Dubai-based fighter will also be looking to claim another finish on the night, after securing KO or TKO finishes in four of his five wins.


Standing in his way will be Liverpool's very own "Big Tasty", who will be making his debut for Bellator on May 4. Hughes enjoyed a nine-fight win streak after beginning his professional MMA career and will be hoping to get back in the win column following his only professional loss, in his most recent fight against Martin van Staden in a title fight at EFC68.


Meanwhile, former BAMMA and EFC middleweight champion Yannick Bahati will make his debut for Bellator in his hometown of Birmingham against Bosnian athlete Adis Dadovic. Dadovic, who fights out of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, will also make his debut under the Bellator promotion and is currently enjoying an eight-fight win streak.


Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde will air live on free-to-air Channel 5 at 10 p.m. GMT on Saturday, May 4. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased from and, as well as the Resorts World Arena box office.


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Updated Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde Card:

Lightweight Main Event: Brent Primus (8-1) vs. Tim Wilde (12-3)

Lightweight Co-Main Event: Ryan Scope (10-2) vs. Derek Campos (19-8)

Middleweight bout: Fabian Edwards (6-0) vs. Falco Neto (11-9)

Welterweight bout: Raymond Daniels (0-1) vs. Jon Durrant (Pro Debut)


Preliminary Card:

Featherweight bout: Saul Rogers (12-2) vs. Aiden Lee (7-3)

Bantamweight bout: Brian Moore (11-7) vs. Binh Son Le (5-2-1)

Heavyweight bout: Rob Beech (4-2) vs. Domingos Barros (6-0)

Light heavyweight bout: James Mulheron (11-3) vs. Lee Chadwick (24-14-1)

Welterweight bout: Jim Wallhead (30-11) vs. Giorgio Pietrini (16-4-1)

Featherweight bout: Dominique Wooding (5-2) vs. David Khalsa (2-3)

Welterweight bout: Craig Turner (7-0-1) vs. Ashley Reece (7-1)

Lightweight bout: Kane Mousah (11-2) vs. Mateusz Piskorz (14-4)

Lightweight bout: Mohammed Yahya (5-1) vs. Gavin Hughes (9-1)

Light Heavyweight bout: Yannick Bahati (8-4) vs. Adis Dadovic (8-1)

Lightweight bout: Akonne Wanliss (1-1) vs. Corey Beldon (1-0)

Lightweight bout: Dan Cassell (3-3-1) vs. John Nicholls (4-2)

Welterweight bout: Joseph Whelan (0-1) vs. Simon Ridgway (Pro Debut)




About Bellator:

Bellator is a leading global mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator events take place in major cities worldwide and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over one billion people. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on both Paramount Network and DAZN, the world's first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service. Bellator is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

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