Bellator 160: “Henderson vs. Pitbull” takes place tomorrow night (Fri., Aug. 26, 2016) at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., featuring a Spike TV-televised main event between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, locking horns with former Bellator Featherweight champion, Patricio Freire, in a No. 1 155-pound contender eliminator match.
Earlier in the night, however, an intriguing rematch has been set for the 145-pound weight class. Bubba Jenkins — who is in the midst of a three-fight win streak — is back on track for a No. 1 contender eliminator bout of his own with wins over quality opponents like Jordan Parsons and Goiti Yamauchi. Unfortunately for Jenkins, the last time he was in a similar position he went head-to-head with Georgi Karakhanyan, who he will rematch this weekend. Their first encounter didn’t end well for Jenkins, who was put into submission that left him frozen on the mat. Before Karakhanyan could cash in that title shot, however, he went down with an injury and Daniel Weichel stepped up in his place.
Can Jenkins make it four in a row, avenge his loss to Karakhanyan and move up in a crowded field of Featherweight contenders in the process? That’s on his mind to be sure, but so are the Make-A-Wish kids he visited a week before the fight.
“Yeah man, going to the Ronald McDonald house to visit with a couple of kids — mainly this kid named Cameron. It was awesome, I love giving back and having charity and things like that. It made me feel good and it obviously helped the kids with their day and their pains and stuff so I thought it was really cool.”
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