Emmanuel Sanchez vs Georgi Karakhanyan headlines Bellator 218
Bellator featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez / Pic: Facebook

Bellator MMA returns to WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OK on March 23 (AEDT). The event on Paramount Network, and simulcast on DAZN, features the four-fight main card following the preliminary card comprising ten bouts.

In the main event former featherweight title contender Emmanuel Sanchez (17-4) faces Georgi Karakhanyan (28-8-1, 1 NC) for the second time. The latter replaces previously announced Ashleigh Grimshaw. Sanchez and Karakhanyan first met early 2017 at Bellator 170 in Inglewood, CA, where “El Matador” took the win by majority decision.

Also on the main card a heavyweight battle between Linton Vassell (18-7, 1 NC) and Valentin Moldavsky (7-1). In addition, a pair of middleweight matchups kicks off the action featuring Gerald Harris (25-7-1) up against Anatoly Tokov (27-2), and Norbert Novenyi (2-0) face off Will Lavine (1-1).

Middleweights Johnny Eblen and Chauncey Foxworth battle it out on the top of the preliminary card. The rest of lineup includes a series of MMA bouts featuring male and female competitors. The complete Bellator 218 fight card can be found bellow.

Main Card
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
Heavyweight Valentin Moldavsky vs. Linton Vassell
Middleweight Anatoly Tokov vs. Gerald Harris
Middleweight Nobert Novenyi vs. Will Lavine

Preliminary Card
Middleweight Johnny Eblen vs. Chauncey Foxworth
Light Heavyweight Christian Edwards vs. Roman Huerta
Lightweight Vladimir Tokov vs. Ryan Walker
Featherweight xJohn “Macapa” vs. Kevin Croom
Middleweight Jordan Newman vs. Joseph Holmes
Women’s Flyweight Malin Hermansson vs. Victoria Leonardo
Lightweight Nick Page vs. Nation Gibrick
Lightweight Aaron Vickers vs. Isaiah Gutierrez
Lightweight Craig Fairly vs. Luis Erives
Women’s Catchweight (130) Deborah Kouzmin vs. Ky Bennett