3. Ex-UFC Talent Revitalized:
There are a number of ex-UFC fighters on this card — several who have found a new lease on fighting in Bellator. From the heavyweights mentioned above (Mittrione and Johnson have 21 combined UFC fights) to Myles Jury and Curtis Millender, Bellator has revitalized the careers of many.
Some were wrongfully cut in the opinion of those closely watching the sport, including the aforementioned Millender and Jury. They’ve found a new home in Bellator and made their voices heard once again.
Myles Jury vs. Georgi Karakhanyan sees two lightweight fighters looking to add an impressive resume booster in a division that currently has a champion fighting in a different weight class. Jury is coming off his first win in Bellator, while Karakhanyan is moving up to 155lbs after a long stint at featherweight, including a grand prix appearance.
Curtis Millender, who spent five fights with the UFC, holding a winning record, won his Bellator return (he also fought for the company from 2015-2017), and is looking to do the same against UFC vet Sabah Homasi. The Sleek Sheik has said that he is planning on taking Millender’s head home on a spike, meanwhile Millender believes his speed is too much for the American Top Team fighter.