Christian Edwards, Nainoa Dung Among Notable Additions to Bellator 243 Preliminary Card

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 29, 2020


A 210-pound catchweight clash pitting Christian Edwards against Ahmed Samir Hefny is one of four additions to the Bellator 243 card.

Three other bouts were also announced for the event: Nainoa Dung vs. Charlie Campbell at lightweight; Dalton Rosta vs. Mark Gardner at middleweight and Grant Neal vs. Hamza Salim at light heavyweight.

Sherdog.com confirmed the matchups with a promotion official following reports from MMAjunkie.com and KHON2. Bellator 243 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and is headlined by a rematch between Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson. The main card airs on Parmount Network and Dazn at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT.

Edwards, who trains at Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is unbeaten in three Bellator appearances – including a pair of KO/TKO finishes in less than a minute. He last fought at Bellator 239, where he took a unanimous decision over DiMarcco Hutchison.

Hawaii’s Dung was victorious in his first three professional appearances – including two in Bellator – before dropping a unanimous verdict to Zach Zane in his most recent outing at Bellator 236.

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