Bellator 243 Fills Out with Borics vs. Campos, Jury vs. Karakhanyan, More Bouts

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Myles Jury Credit: Bellator MMA

August’s Bellator 243 card is continuing to take shape. Following the promotion’s return to action this past weekend, Bellator MMA is expected back on August 7 with Bellator 243, featuring Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson 2 as the main event.

Tim Johnson vs. Matt Mitrione, and a handful of other fights, have also made their way onto the card. Now, two more solid match-ups have been added: Adam Borics is set to face Derek Campos, while Myles Jury will take on Georgi Karakhanyan.

Combate was first to report the Borics vs. Campos bout, while Jury vs. Karakhanyan was revealed by MMA Junkie.

Borics (14-1) and Campos (20-1) both took part in Bellator’s featherweight grand prix. However, with both men eliminated from that tournament, they’ll face off in a 150lb catchweight bout.

Jury (18-5) made his debut in Bellator MMA against Benson Henderson, a fight that saw the former UFC fighter known as “Fury” come up short. But he bounced back in his second outing for the promotion, defeating Brandon Girtz at Bellator 239. Karakhanyan (29–10–1, 1NC) will try his hand at lightweight after defeating Paul Redmond at Bellator 240 earlier this year.

Also on tap for Bellator 243 is Christian Edwards (3-0), a training partner of Jon Jones at Jackson-Wink MMA. He’s expected to face Ahmed Samir (1-1). Nainoa Dung (3-1) vs. Charlie Campbell (1-1), Dalton Rosta (2-0) vs. Mark Gardner (1-1), and Grant Neal (3-0 MMA) vs. Hamza Salim (5-2) have also been added to the event.

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