Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Daniel Pineda set for Bellator 182 in August

Bellator announced today that a featherweight bout between former World Series of Fighting champion Georgi Karakhanyan and UFC veteran Daniel Pineda has been set for Bellator 182.

Bellator 182, which is headlined by Andrey Koreshkov vs. Chidi Njokuani, takes place  Aug. 25 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona N.Y. and airs on Spike TV. Karakhanyan-Pineda is slated for the prelims, which stream on MMAjunkie.

Karakhanyan (27-7-1 MMA, 6-6 BMMA) will enter looking to rebound from a tough loss in January at Bellator 170, dropping a majority decision to Emmanuel Sanchez. Prior to that setback, Karakhanyan was riding the momentum of back-to-back stoppage wins. In his second Bellator stint since losing the WSOF title in 2014, Karakhanyan is 3-3.

Pineda (22-12 MMA, 1-3 BMMA) has been on an upswing since leaving the UFC in 2014, winning four of five fights. That includes a submission victory in his most recent fight vs. Mark Dickman, who tapped out to a rear-naked choke last September at Bellator 161.

The Bellator 182 card includes:

  • Andrey Koreshkov vs. Chidi Njokuani
  • Fernando Gonzalez vs. Brennan Ward
  • A.J. McKee vs. opponent TBD
  • GKarakhanyan vs. Daniel Pineda

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Source: MMA Junkie