Bellator will get support on the boulevard later this month, and a pair of fights are respectable for the preliminary card.
Kiefer Crosbie (8-2 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) is determined to utilize on Georgi Karakhanyan (30-11-1 MMA, 8-9 BMMA) in a gentle-weight fight at Bellator 263. And Brian Moore (13-7 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) will meet Jared Scoggins (10-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at bantamweight. Bellator officers announced the bookings Thursday.
Bellator 263 takes assign July 31 at The Dialogue board in Inglewood, Calif., shut to Los Angeles. The predominant card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie. The tournament is headlined by a featherweight title fight and big prix final between champion Patricio Freire and A.J. McKee.
Crosbie shall be taking a peep to discover support in the arrangement shut column after a health care provider’s stoppage TKO loss to Charlie Leary in October 2020. That setback came on the heels of support-to-support resolution wins over Hugo Pereira and Iamik Furtado, each of which came pre-pandemic.
Karakhanyan has won two of his previous three fights after consecutive losses to Emmanuel Sanchez and upcoming featherweight title challenger A.J. McKee. Those fights also came about to be after his switch to lightweight from 145 pounds. At Bellator 240, he submitted Paul Redmond in the 2nd spherical. After a split resolution loss to Myles Jury in August 2020, he took a split name from Bryce Logan this previous November.
Scoggins will discover his Bellator debut on the energy of 5 straight wins. Most now not too lengthy prior to now, Scoggins won CFFC’s vacant bantamweight title with a unanimous resolution against Thomas Vasquez. He became as soon as space to discover his promotional debut at Bellator 250 in October 2020 against Toby Misech, nonetheless Misech skipped over weight and the fight became as soon as scrapped. A deliberate fight against Magomed Magomedov in April became as soon as scrapped when Scoggins needed to pull out.
Moore shall be going after his third straight arrangement shut. After alternating wins and losses for six fights, collectively with setbacks against McKee and Daniel Weichel, Moore picked up a unanimous resolution arrangement shut over Son Le Binh in Also can 2019 and knocked out Simone D’Anna at Bellator 247 this previous October.
With the additions, the Bellator 263 lineup entails:
- Champ Patricio Freire vs. A.J. McKee – for featherweight title; featherweight massive prix final
- Mads Burnell vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
- Magomed Magomedov vs. Raufeon Stots
- Manny Muro vs. Usman Nurmagomedov
- Brian Moore vs. Jared Scoggins
- Kiefer Crosbie vs. Georgi Karakhanyan