Saad Awad has re-signed with Bellator, a multi-fight deal, promotion officials told ESPN. Awad will face Goiti Yamauchi in the lightweight co-main event of Bellator's card at Pechanga in Temecula, Calif., on Oct. 4. Awad, a 34-fight veteran and action... https://t.co/QK3nCATWy9— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) July 19, 2019
Bellator MMA veteran Saad Awad has re-signed with the promotion and will be competing again in October.
"Assassin" is currently on a two-fight losing streak after dropping decisions to Benson Henderson and most recently, a Bellator 219 main event loss to Brandon Girtz. The 36-year-old made his Bellator debut in January 2013, where he has compiled a record of 11-8.
Yamauchi, on the other hand, is coming off of a split decision win over former title challenger Daniel Weichel. Before that, he lost a decision to Michael Chandler that snapped his four-fight winning streak -- a streak that included wins over Adam Piccolotti and Ryan Couture. The Japanese fighter has also been with the Viacom-owned promotion since 2013.
Bellator 229 takes place on Oct. 4 in at The Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Headlining the card is a welterweight fight between Andrey Koreshkov and Lorenz Larkin.