Myles Jury vs. Georgi Karakhanyan, Derek Campos vs. Adam Borics added to Bellator 243

Bellator is stacking up its second event in its return from a hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Two new fights have been added to Bellator 243, which takes place Aug. 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.: A lightweight bout between Myles Jury and Georgi Karakhanyan on the main card and a 150-pound catchweight bout between Derek Campos and Adam Borics on the prelims.

MMA Junkie verified both matchups with a Bellator official. Campos vs. Borics was first reported by Combate.

Jury (18–5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Brandon Girtz in February. He successfully bounced back from a defeat to Benson Henderson, which marked his Bellator debut. Meanwhile, Karakhanyan (29-10-1 MMA, 7-8 BMMA) looks to continue a successful campaign at 155 pounds. The former featherweight fighter most recently fought in February where he submitted Paul Redmond.

In the 150-pound catchweight bout, featherweights Campos (20-10 MMA, 8-8 BMMA) and Borics (14-1 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) have their first fights since getting bounced from the ongoing Bellator featherweight grand prix. Campos lost to A.J. McKee and Borics fell short to Darrion Caldwell.

Additionally, MMA Junkie confirmed bouts between Joel Bauman vs. Taylor Johnson, which was first reported by Cage Side Press, and Chris Lencioni vs. AJ Agazarm, which was reported by Fansided.

Bellator 243 is being headlined by a key lightweight bout pitting former Bellator champion Michael Chandler against former UFC champion Benson Henderson in a rematch from 2016, which Chandler won by split decision.

With the additions, the Bellator 243 lineup includes:

  • Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson
  • Tim Johnson vs. Matt Mitrione
  • Myles Jury vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
  • Sabah Homasi vs. Curtis Millender
  • Joel Bauman vs. Taylor Johnson
  • Adam Borics vs. Derek Campos
  • Chris Lencioni vs. AJ Agazarm

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