Bellator 182: Koreshkov vs. Njokuani - August 25 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

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Bellator 182: Koreshkov vs. Njokuani - August 25 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by Kingfedor on Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:17 pm


Bellator 182
August 25, 2017
Turning
Stone Casino
Verona, New York, USA


Main Card:
Andrey Koreshkov (19-2)    vs.            (17-4) Chidi Njokuani   
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77 kg)
Brennan Ward (14-5)          vs.   (26-14) Fernando Gonzalez   
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77 kg

Following Bellator NYC at Madison Square Garden,Bellator MMA returns to the Empire State to make its Upstate New York debut set to invade Turning Stone ResortCasino in Verona, N.Y. with a welterweight main event pitting former Bellator champ Andrey Koreshkov (19-2) against Chidi Njokuani (17-4, 1 NC) on Friday, August 25for Bellator 182.

The 26-year-old Russian phenom Koreshkov has been ascendant since his very first professional fight, claiming 19 career victories over 21 bouts, including wins in each of his first 13 contests. Fighting out of Omsk, Russia, "Spartan" will be making his 13th career appearance under the Bellator MMA banner and his first of 2017. Under the direction of Bellator MMA, Koreshkov has accrued a total of 10 victories over a four-year run, highlighted by a welterweight world title triumph over current champion Douglas Lima and a successful title defense over Benson Henderson at Bellator 153. Since making his professional debut in 2010, Koreshkov has collected 13 finishes, including 10 knockouts, eight of which came in the first round, making him one of the most dangerous 170-pounders in the game.

Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev., Njokuani enters the cage riding momentum of an impressive streak that has seen him win eight consecutive bouts and 12 of his last 13. Since joining the Bellator MMA fray in 2015, the 28-year-old Njokuani has collected four victories, including a pair of knockout finishes. Most recently, "Chidi Bang Bang" defeated Melvin Guillard at Bellator 171 in January, adding to his current run of success.

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