Koreshkov and Ward Return at Bellator 182

Two top welterweights, one of them a former champion, will return to the Bellator cage at Bellator 182 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY on August 25.

In the main event, former welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov takes on Chidi Njokuani.

Koreshkov was making his claim as a dominant welterweight champion when he suffered a setback against Douglas Lima last year, suffering a stunning knockout loss. He will look to get back on track against Njokuani and establish himself as a top contender with the hopes of reclaiming his belt.

Brennan Ward, coming off a knockout loss to Paul Daley, will also make his return in a fight against Fernando Gonzalez.

The card will take place one week after Bellator’s debut in New York City and its return to pay-per-view.

Updated Bellator 182: Koreshkov vs. Njokuani Main Card:

Welterweight Main Event: Andrey Koreshkov (19-2) vs. Chidi Njokuani (17-4, 1 NC)

Welterweight Co-Main Event: Brennan Ward (14-5) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (26-14)

Featherweight Feature Bout: A.J. McKee (8-0) vs. TBD

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