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Myles Jury is “New blood” for lightweight title picture after Bellator 243 decision win

Interview with Myles Jury above

Myles Jury [19-5] considers himself “New blood” for Bellator’s lightweight division.

After earning a unanimous-decision nod against Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 243, Friday, Aug. 7, Jury is asking for his chance at Bellator gold. Currently on a two-fight win streak with three bouts under the Bellator banner, Jury is making a case with his win over a 16-time Bellator veteran in Karakhanyan.

With Michael Chandler approaching free agency and Patricio Freire doubling as the promotion’s featherweight and lightweight champion, Jury wants to be in the 155-pound mix.

“I feel like there’s not really anybody in this division that hasn’t already had their shot or it just doesn’t make sense,” Jury said.

“I’m here, I’m new blood. I feel like I speak well, I’m a company man. They can get behind me and we can work something out.”

Jury survived a third-round guillotine attempt from Georgi Karakhanyan after two precious close rounds. Jury slipped his head out and came back by reigning down ground and pound for most of the final two minutes.

Although one judge scored the bout 30-27 for Karakhanyan, Jury persuaded the other judges with his late push. 

“For a second there, I was like, ‘Oh man, I’m just going to go out,’ but he loosened up, I worked the grip, he tightened again, I loosened up, I worked the grip, I was like ‘Damn,’ I got my head out and I was like, ‘I just got to get that back.”

“What more does Bellator want in my opinion”

Jury is looking to make another step up the Bellator ladder with one fight remaining on his contract. With wins over Bellator staples like Karakhanyan and Brandon Girtz, Jury already showed he belongs. 

He is hopeful he can show the promotion a little more.

“Hopefully Bellator and my management can work something out because I feel like I fit perfectly in the 155-pound division,” Jury said. “I’ve already fought the No. 1 contender [Henderson] and had a close fight with him, so what more does Bellator want in my opinion.”

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