||10-16-2013 06:33 AM
Karo Parisyan vs. Cristiano Souza is 14th addition to Bellator 106's PPV event
With a final addition, the card is set for Bellator MMA's debut pay-per-view event, and a hefty 14 fights are now part of the lineup.
The new bouts include veteran welterweight Karo Parisyan (22-10 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) vs. Cristiano "Soldier Boy" Souza (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).
Bellator 106 takes place Bellator Nov. 2 at Long Beach Arena in California. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on Spike TV and Spike.com.
Parisyan vs. Souza is the fourth and final addition to the Spike TV lineup.
Parisyan, a former UFC welterweight contender and early WEC titleholder, recently made his Bellator debut but suffered a knockout loss to Rick Hawn at Bellator 95. Prior to the defeat, the 31-year-old judoka had rebounded from a 1-4 skid with back-to-back armbar victories on the regional circuit.
Souza, who fights out of Florida, gets his most notable opponent to date. Since turning pro in 2009, he's racked up a 6-0 record with five stoppages. Prior to his current yearlong layoff, he posted Bellator wins over John Kelly and Robert Otani.
He joins Ortiz, and Rampage to represent Bellator's latest additions of past-their-prime UFC washouts.
2-2 in his last 4, and his wins come against fighters with a combined record of 0-3