Bellator MMA is back for the second time in the COVID-19 era. The promotion’s second offering, from its psuedo-bubble at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, CT, pits former UFC and Bellator lightweight champions together for the second time.
Bellator 243’s main event is Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson. These two first faced off at Bellator 165 in 2016, for Chandler’s Bellator lightweight title. Chandler won that night, via split decision.
Since then Chandler dropped the belt to Brett Primus, reclaimed the belt from Primus and then lost the title to Patricio Freire. Since he lost to Chandler, ‘Smooth’ has gone 4-1, his only loss coming to Patricky Freire.
The co-main event is a heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Timothy Johnson. Further down the card are notable names like Myles Jury, AJ Agazarm, Adam Borics and Valeria Loureda.
You can see the weigh-ins for this event below. The live stream starts at 10 a.m. ET.
There will be no ceremonial weigh-ins for this event.
Full weigh in results:
Main card (DAZN 10 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Michael Chandler (155.9) vs. Benson Henderson (155.6)
Heavyweight: Matt Mitrione (262.6) vs. Timothy Johnson (263.2)
Catchweight (175 lbs): Curtis Millender (174) vs. Sabah Homasi (175)
Lightweight: Myles Jury (155.6) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (155.5)
Preliminary card (DAZN 7:15 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: AJ Agazarm (145.3) vs. Cris Lencioni (145.8)
Lightweight: Nainoa Dung (155.1) vs. Charlie Campbell (155.8)
Middleweight: Dalton Rosta (185.7) vs. Mark Gardner (184.8)
Light heavyweight: Grant Neal (204.7) vs. Hamza Salim (205.1)
Flyweight: Valeria Loureda (125.3) vs. Tara Graff (125)
Catchweight (150 lbs): Adam Borics (150.2) vs. Mike Hamel (154.6)*
*Mike Hamel missed weight by 3.6 lbs. His fight with Adam Borics will go on. Borics’ contract will be adjusted so that his pay increases (per Amy Kaplan, Fansided).
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