The Bellator cage returns to European soil as the Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy plays host to Bellator Europe 8.

The main event features a battle of European middleweight contenders, as England’s Fabian Edwards (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) takes on the Netherlands’ Costello van Steenis (12-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA), while the co-main event showcases two more middleweights looking to deliver a statement performance, as Italy’s Pietro Penini (9-1-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) faces off against England’s Mike Shipman (13-3 MMA, 4-2 BMMA).

The main card’s middleweight flavor continues with Ireland’s Will Fleury (7-3 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) against England’s Kent Kauppinen (12-5 MMA, 2-2 BMMA), while the preliminary card is packed with a host of European prospects, including a notable lightweight battle between fellow Brits Alfie Davis (13-3 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) and Akonne Wanliss (4-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).

Follow the action via Bellator’s official live stream above, and stay up to date with the official results below.

MAIN CARD (MMA Junkie, 5 p.m. ET)

  • Fabian Edwards vs. Costello van Steenis
  • Pietro Penini vs. Mike Shipman
  • Will Fleury vs. Kent Kauppinen


  • George Hardwick vs. Nicolo Solli
  • Ion Pascu vs. Stefano Paterno
  • Alfie Davis vs. Akonne Wanliss
  • Gavin Hughes vs. Daniele Scatizzi
  • Aidan Lee vs. Jeremy Petley
  • Frans Mlambo def. Cory Tait via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-27)
  • Luke Trainer def. Alex O’Toole via TKO (unanswered strikes) – Round 1, 1:22
  • Richie Smullen def. Harry Hardwick via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Chiara Penco def. Aleksandra Toncheva Plamenova via TKO (unanswered strikes) – Round 2, 4:27
  • Danni Neilan def. Claire Lopez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:45