Bellator is stacking up its second occasion in its return from a hiatus attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.

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

MMA Junkie verified each 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 resolution win over Brandon Girtz in February. He efficiently bounced again from a defeat to Benson Henderson, which marked his Bellator debut. In the meantime, Karakhanyan (29-10-1 MMA, 7-Eight BMMA) seems to proceed a profitable marketing campaign at 155 kilos. The previous featherweight fighter most lately fought in February the place he submitted Paul Redmond.

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

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

Bellator 243 is being headlined by a key light-weight bout pitting former Bellator champion Michael Chandler towards former UFC champion Benson Henderson in a rematch from 2016, which Chandler received by break up resolution.

With the additions, the Bellator 243 lineup consists of:

  • 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