'Bellator 182: Koreshkov vs. Njokuani' lineup finalized with 13 (!) prelims

The lineup for Bellator’s next fight card is finalized, and 17 bouts are now official for next month’s event.

Bellator 182 takes place Aug. 25 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. The main card airs on Spike following prelims that stream on MMAjunkie.

MMAjunkie confirmed two news additions with a Bellator official. The matchups round out of the preliminary card.

First, Joey Davis (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), who went 113-0 as an amateur Division II wrestler at Notre Dame College of Ohio, returns to action one year after his pro debut to face Justin Roswell (1-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) in a 175-pound catchweight affair.

Also, in the women’s flyweight division, Kristi Lopez (2-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) ends a more than three-year hiatus from competition to face Carmela James (0-2 MMA, 0-2 BMMA), who has already gone winless in two fights this year – one of which came at Bellator 171 in January.

The complete Bellator 182 lineup now includes:

MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Andrey Koreshkov vs. Chidi Njokuani
  • Fernando Gonzalez vs. Brennan Ward
  • A.J. McKee vs. Blair Tugman
  • Veta Arteaga vs. Bruna Ellen

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Arlene Blencowe vs. Sinead Kavanagh
  • Henry Corrales vs. Noad Lahat
  • Kate Jackson vs. Colleen Schneider
  • Kevin Casey vs. Chris Honeycutt
  • Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Daniel Pineda
  • Gabrielle Holloway vs. Talita Nogueira
  • Tom Regal vs. Kastriot Xhema
  • Brandon Polcare vs. Mike Taylor
  • Ricky Rainey vs. Marc Stevens
  • Philipe Lins vs. Vadim Nemkov
  • Matt Secor vs. T.J. Summer
  • Joey Davis vs. Justin Roswell
  • Kristi Lopez vs. Carmella James

For more on Bellator 182, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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