After three years away, Georgi Karakhanyan is coming back to Bellator. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Former World Series of Fighting featherweight champion Georgi Karakhanyan has signed a new, multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA.
The promotion Tuesday confirmed the news following a report from MMAFighting.com.
According to the report, Karakhanyan’s first fight with the Scott Coker-led Bellator has yet to be determined.
After a 2-2 stint with Bellator which included losses to Joe Warren and Patricio Freire, “Insane” went on a nine-fight tear through promotions such as Legacy Fighting Championship, Dream and WSOF.
Karakhanyan defeated Lance Palmer at WSOF 7 to claim the promotion’s 145-pound title, but he dropped the belt in a disappointing loss to Rick Glenn at WSOF 10. The Millenia MMA representative was forced to quit after two rounds against Glenn following an injury involving a cracked rib.