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With Adam Piccolotti out, Georgi Karakhanyan steps in to face Saul Rogers at Bellator 266

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With Adam Piccolotti out, Georgi Karakhanyan steps in to face Saul Rogers at Bellator 266

Georgi Karakhanyan will look to purchase out one other top European prospect in his ascent up the lightweight ladder.

Adam Piccolotti has been forced out of Bellator 266 and Karakhanyan (31-11-1 MMA, 9-9 BMMA) will step in on short witness to face Saul Rogers (14-4 MMA, 2-2 BMMA).

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An individual with data of the booking confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on Tuesday after an initial put up by Karakhanyan on social media. The person requested to remain anonymous since the promotion has but to build an legitimate announcement.

Bellator 266 takes situation Sept. 18 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

Since moving support up to 155 pounds, Karakhanyan has gained three of his past four and support-to-support fights for the main time since 2016. He’s coming off a first-round submission of Kiefer Crosbie at Bellator 263 in July.

Season 22 “Ultimate Fighter” finalist Rogers has split his past four appearances. After submitting Arbi Mezhidov in the main round at Bellator 248, Rogers changed into submitted by Mads Burnell at Bellator 257 in April.

With the commerce, the original Bellator 266 lineup includes:

  • Phil Davis vs. Yoel Romero
  • Neiman Gracie vs. Observe Lemminger
  • DeAnna Bennett vs. Alejandra Lara
  • Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Saul Rogers
  • Grant Neal vs. Alex Polizzi
  • Christian Edwards vs. Ben Parrish
  • Pedro Juarez vs. Socrates Hernandez
  • Erin Hunter vs. Bobby Seronio III
  • Khalid Murtazaliev vs. Travis Davis
  • Abraham Vaesau vs. Albert Gonzales

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With Adam Piccolotti out, Georgi Karakhanyan steps in to face Saul Rogers at Bellator 266