Lorenz Larkin vs. Fernando Gonzalez catchweight fight headlines Bellator 193

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Bellator 193’s main event will be an all-California affair.

Officials today announced a headlining fight between Lorenz Larkin (18-7 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) and Fernando Gonzalez (27-14 MMA, 7-1 BMMA), who will meet at a catchweight of 180 pounds.

Bellator 193 takes place Jan. 26 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., and the main card airs on Spike following prelims on Spike.

Larkin, a longtime Bellator and Strikeforce fighter, is still searching for his first UFC win. Since joining the organization earlier this year, he’s suffered a title loss via decision to champ Douglas Lima and a knockout defeat to Paul Daley. Prior to Bellator setbacks, the 31-year-old California native, who’s fought as heavy as light heavyweight before his recent welterweight run, was on a 4-1 run.

He meets Gonzalez, a muay Thai vet who’s on an 8-1 run, though he’s missed weight for his past two bouts (wins over Brandon Girtz and Brennan Ward). The 34-year-old Californian and former WEC and Strikeforce fighter’s only loss during his recent win came via split decision to Michael Page.

Additional Bellator 193 bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more on Bellator 193, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie