Adam Borics will still get the chance to extend his undefeated record in his home country at Bellator 196.
On Thursday, Bellator MMA officials announced that Borics would still be a part of the Bellator 196 bill, as the promotion officially announce the Hungarian’s third opponent for the card. Borics will now face Teodor Nikolov in a featherweight contest at the event, which takes place on April 6 at Bok Hall in Budapest, Hungary. The card airs on same-day tape delay on the Paramount Network.
Borics, 24, has racked up a 10-0 pro MMA mark in less than four years as a pro and made his Bellator debut at the promotion’s last Hungarian card, Bellator 177, choking out Anthony Taylor in the first round last April.
Borics was initially slated to headline Bellator 196 against fellow unbeaten James Gallagher, who eventually pulled out due to a hand injury. After the Irishman’s removal, the promotion announced a lightweight bout between former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Roger Huerta, which bumped “The Kid” from the main event to co-headliner. Last week, Borics’ replacement opponent, Manuel Gaxhja, pulled out of the contest, leaving the 145-pound prospect temporarily in the lurch.
Nikolov has won six in a row since suffering his only career loss to France’s Samir Faiddine in September 2015. The Bulgarian has finished all 11 of his victories and has yet to see the third round in his pro career.