Bellator is back with its second show since a five-month layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A lightweight rematch between former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will headline Bellator 243 tonight, Friday, Aug. 7.
Chandler earned a split-decision nod against Henderson back at Bellator 165 in November 2016.
A co-main event between former UFC heavyweights Matt Mitrione and Tim Johnson also takes place inside the Mohegun Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
Bellator 243 results below:
MAIN CARD [10 p.m. ET]
Official decision: Michael Chandler def. Benson Henderson via knockout at 2:09 in round 1.
Official decision: Timothy Johnson def. Matt Mitrione via TKO at 3:14 in round 1.
Official decision: Myles Jury def. Georgi Karakhanyan via unanimous decision [27-30, 30-27, 29-28]
Official decision: Sabah Homasi def. Curtis Millender via unanimous decision [29-28 3x]
Preliminary Card [7:15 p.m. ET]
Official decision: Adam Borics def. Mike Hamel via split decision [29-28, 28-29, 29-28]
Official decision: Chris Lencioni def. AJ Agazarm via unanimous decision [30-26, 30-27, 29-28]
Official decision: Valerie Loureda def. Tara Gaff via TKO at 5:00 in round 1
Official decision: Grant Neal def. Hamza Salim via unanimous decision [30-26, 30-27, 30-24]
Official decision: Charlie Campbell def. Nainoa Dung via TKO at 1:42 in round 2.
Official decision: Dalton Rosta def. Mark Gardner via TKO [Doctor’s stoppage] at 5:00 in round 1
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