December’s Bellator 272 card continues to grow, with a welterweight fight the latest addition.
Sources confirmed to Cageside Press on Wednesday that Vinicius De Jesus (9-4) will face Levan Chokheli (9-1, 1NC) at the event, which will see the promotion return to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
Setanta Sport’s Giorgi Kokiashvili was first to report the news.
Georgia’s Chokheli made his promotional debut at Bellator 260 earlier this year, suffering the first loss of his career against Kyle Crutchmer. Starting his pro career in 2016, Chokheli ran up an impressive win streak on the regional circuit, and is the latest in a wave of Georgian fighters to storm the major promotions.
De Jesus will be stepping into the cage for the first time this year, having competed in grappling of late. In 2020, he lost back-to-back fights under the Bellator and LFA banners, and will look to halt that losing streak against Chokheli. Overall, the Brazilian is 3-2 under the Bellator banner, and is also a former CES MMA welterweight champion.
Bellator 272 takes place December 3, 2021 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The card is set to be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between champ Sergio Pettis, and former champ Kyoji Horiguchi.
The full card as reported to date is as follows:
Sergio Pettis (c) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
Josh Hill vs. Jared Scoggins
Keoni Diggs vs. John de Jesus
Jornel Lugo vs. Tommy Espinosa
Alexandr Shabliy vs. Myles Jury
Oliver Enkamp vs. Kyle Crutchmer
Levan Chokheli vs. Vinicius de Jesus