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Injuries push Bubba Jenkins vs. Georgi Karakhanyan to Bellator 160 main card

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Bellator MMA announced a set of changes to their Bellator 160 fight card and bout order Thursday. According to a release from the promotion, main card fighters Henry Corrales and Lena Ovchynnikova have sustained injuries. Both have been removed from the card.

As a consequence, A.J. McKee, who was set to face Corrales in a featherweight contest, will now face Cody Walker on the main card of the event. Ovchynnikova’s flyweight bout with Jaimelene Nievera, which was previously slotted as the event’s main card opener, has been scrapped entirely. Moving up to take its place from the preliminary card is a rematch between top featherweights Georgi Karakhanyan and Bubba Jenkins.

Bellator 160 is headlined by a lightweight clash between former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire.

Also competing on the card are Kevin Ferguson, Jr., the son of Kimbo Slice; Chinzo Machida, the brother of Lyoto Machida; and Joey Davis, the standout Division II national champion wrestler.

Bellator 160 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 26th. The main card airs on Spike TV and is listed below:

Main card (SPIKE TV at 9 p.m. ET)
Benson Henderson vs. Patricio Freire
Saad Awad vs. Derek Anderson
A.J. McKee vs. Cody Walker
Bubba Jenkins vs. Georgi Karakhanyan

Undercard (MMA Fighting at 8 p.m. ET)
Chinzo Machida vs. Mario Navarro
Joey Davis vs. Keith Cutrone
Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Jon Tomasian
Gabriel Green vs. Alex Trinidad
Steve Ramirez vs. Ron Henderson
Kyle Estrada vs. David Duran
Mike Segura vs. Jacob Rosales
Jonny Cisneros vs. Andy Murad
Jake Roberts vs. Stephen Martinez

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