Bubba Jenkins will take on his toughest test to date this January, as officials have signed him up to fight Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 132.
Set for Temecula, California and the Pechanga Resort Casino, the card goes down January 16. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire will defend his featherweight title against Daniel Straus in the main event.
Jenkins (8-1) has won each of his last four and is a former NCAA national wrestling champion. Six of his eight career wins have been finishes.
Karakhanyan (23-4-1) is a former Bellator tournament competitor and ex-World Series of Fighting champion. He lost the belt to Rick Glenn earlier this year, snapping his nine-fight win streak.
Below is the current lineup:
Bellator Featherweight Championship
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (c) vs. Daniel Straus
Featherweight: Bubba Jenkins vs. Georgi Karakhanyan