Bellator 243 emanates from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, August 7th. The card is headlined by a rematch between Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson. The initial bout saw Chandler emerge as the winner via split decision at Bellator 165. It has been over three and a half years since the first fight and the two are ready to run it back for the sequel.
The co-main event feature is a heavyweight collision between Matt Mitrione and Timothy Johnson. Johnson recently snapped a two-fight losing skid and emphatically returned to the win column. He stopped rising prospect Tyrell Fortune via first-round knockout at Bellator 239.
Conversely, Mitrione is currently on his own two-fight losing skid. Mitrione has suffered losses to current dual division champ Ryan Bader and Sergei Kharitonov. Matt Mitrione is seeking out his first win in the Bellator card in close to two and a half years. Both men enter with 13 pro wins but only one can score that 14th W on Friday night.
The rest of the card is bolstered by several notable names including Myles Jury, Georgi Karakhanyan, Curtis Millender, Adam Borics, and Valerie Loureda. Below are the weigh-in results for all combatants on tomorrow’s Bellator MMA event.
Bellator 243 Main Card:
Paramount Network and DAZN at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT
Lightweight Main Event: Michael Chandler (155.9) vs. Benson Henderson (155.6) Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Matt Mitrione (262.6) vs. Timothy Johnson (263.2) Lightweight Main Card Bout: Myles Jury (155.6) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (155.5) 175-Pound CatchWeight Main Card Bout: Sabah Homasi (175) vs. Curtis Millender (174)
Bellator MMA’s YouTube Channel at 7:15 p.m. ET/6:15 p.m. CT
150-lb CatchWeight Preliminary Bout: Adam Borics (150.2) vs. Mike Hamel (154.6)* Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Cris Lencioni (145.8) vs. AJ Agazarm (145.3) Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Valerie Loureda (125.3) vs. Tara Graff (125) Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Grant Neal (204.7) vs. Hamza Salim (205.1) Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nainoa Dung (155.1) vs. Charlie Campbell (155.8) Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Dalton Rosta (185.7) vs. Mark Gardner (184.8)