Bellator MMA continues to strengthen its first card of the coming year.
The promotion has added a featherweight contest between between Henry Corrales and Georgi Karakhanyan to the lineup for Bellator 192. The card is scheduled for Jan. 20 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., just outside of Los Angeles.
Corrales-Karakhanyan is expected to join the televised main card of Bellator 192, which airs live on Spike. The event is headlined by a Bellator MMA welterweight title bout between champion Douglas Lima and former Ultimate Fighting Championship belt challenger Rory MacDonald and is also set to feature the first bout in the company’s 2018 heavyweight tournament as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson takes on Chael Sonnen.
A former two-division King of the Cage champion, Corrales compiled an unbeaten 12-0 record before making his Bellator debut in June 2015, when he was choked out by former promotional champ Daniel Straus. Corrales went on to lose two more consecutive bouts to Emmanuel Sanchez and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, but has found success since the beginning of 2017. The 31-year-old California native snapped his three-fight skid in January, notching a first-round knockout of Cody Bollinger, then took a unanimous decision over Noad Lahat in August.
Karakhanyan, 32, has pieced together a 4-3 mark inside the Bellator MMA cage. He dropped a majority decision to the aforementioned Emmanuel Sanchez on the same Bellator 170 card Corrales competed on in January. He competed again alongside Corrales in August, stopping Daniel Pineda at Bellator 182.