Back at the WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Bellator 218 looks to overcome injury and weight-cutting struggles.
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Georgi Karakhanyan, for the second time. That’s probably not most people’s idea of a main event, but it was originally supposed to be Ashleigh Grimshaw in against Sanchez. If we’re being blunt, that’s almost a sideways move, but Sanchez is a former title challenger, and a win on Friday could at least secure a spot in Bellator’s upcoming featherweight grand prix for one man or the other.
It’s Karakhanyan’s third run in the promotion, and the former WSOF champ known as ‘Insane’ will likely be going all out, given he has a chance to reestablish himself in the company.
Also on the card, Anatoly and Vladimir Tokov. The Russian siblings would be in the spotlight, with Anatoly taking on veteran journeyman Gerald Harris, while Vladimir, on the preliminary card, faced off against Ryan Walker.
Walker missed weight for the bout, but the show would go on. That was not the case for Christian Edwards, whose opponent missed weight by a mile and then some for Bellator 218.
Be sure to check out the full results from Bellator 218’s weigh-in, and enjoy a gallery of highlights below courtesy of Bellator MMA. Bellator 218 takes place Friday, March 22 with the main card airing live on Paramount Network and DAZN.