Add Costello van Steenis to the checklist of fighters to efficiently pull off a Von Flue choke in a significant promotion.

In a middleweight bout on the Bellator Champions Collection: Paris predominant card, Van Steenis (15-3) put Gregory Babene (23-12) to sleep at 2:16 of Spherical 2. The occasion happened at Accor Area.

Van Steenis, 31, is a coaching accomplice of former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi. He’s encountered combined leads to current outings, having gone 3-2 in his most up-to-date 5. Friday’s win bounces him again from a unanimous determination defeat to Douglas Lima in Could 2023.

Babene, 40, misplaced in Bellator for the primary time. Previous to Friday, he was 5-0 within the promotion, with a one hundred pc ending charge in these fights.

Up-to-the-minute Bellator Champions Collection: Paris outcomes embody:

  • Costello van Steenis def. Gregory Babeno by way of submission (Von Flue choke) – Spherical 2, 2:16
  • Yves Landu def. Jonas Bilharinho by way of break up determination (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Archie Colgan def. Thibault Gouti by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Slim Trablesi def. Louis Sutherland by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Mansour Barnaoui def. Yusuke Yachi by way of submission (rear-naked choke) – Spherical 1, 4:08
  • Mike Shipman def. Steven Hill by way of TKO (retirement) – Spherical 1, 5:00
  • Aspen Ladd def. Katerina Shakalova by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Asael Adjoudj def. Bruno Fontes by knockout (punches) – Spherical 2, 1:11

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