We are just one day away until a rematch four years in the making takes place. On Friday, August 7, Bellator MMA will look to put on a show to remember with Bellator 243.
Taking place inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, the main event will be Benson Henderson facing off against Michael Chandler.
After beating Henderson (28-8) via split decision to retain his Bellator Lightweight Championship in 2016 at Bellator 165, Chandler (20-5) lost a bout and the belt to Brent Primus back at Bellator NYC in 2017. He ended up winning three in a row, including the Lightweight Title for the third time. He ended up losing it to Patricio Freire back in 2018. Chandler beat Sidney Outlaw back in December in Japan.
Henderson lost to Freire after the Chandler fight, also by split decision. Since then, the former UFC Lightweight Champion has won four in a row. In his last fight, Henderson beat Myles Jury at Bellator 227 in September.
Check out the above video to see the fighters competing face off.
Bellator 243 Main Card (Paramount Network, 10 p.m. ET)
Michael Chandler (155.9) v. Benson Henderson (155.6)
Matt Mitrione (262.6) v. Timothy Johnson (263.2)
Myles Jury (155.5) v. Georgi Karakhanyan (155.5)
Sabah Homasi (175) v. Curtis Millender (174)
Bellator 243 Prelims (YouTube, 7:15 p.m. ET)
Adam Borics (150.2) v. Mike Hamel (154.6)*
A.J. Agazarm (145.3) v. Cris Lencioni (145.8)
Charlie Campbell (155.8) v. Nainoa Dung (155.1)
Mark Gardner (184.8) v. Dalton Rosta (185.7)
Grant Neal (204.7) v. Hamza Salim (205.1)
Valerie Loureda (125.3) v. Tara Graff (125)
*Hamel missed wieght and will be fined. The fight is still on!