Georgi Karakhanyan will square off against Emmanuel Sanchez in a featherweight duel at Bellator 170.
HyeFighter Karakhanyan enters the matchup on the strength of back-to-back KO/TKO triumphs over Kirill Medvedovsky and Bubba Jenkins. The ex-World Series of Fighting and Tachi Palace champion is 5-4 over the course of two Bellator MMA tenures.
His opponent, Sanchez, meanwhile, had a three-bout winning streak snapped at Bellator 159, where he dropped a split verdict to former 145-pound title challenger Daniel Weichel. His record is 5-2 with the California-based promotion, with notable wins over UFC vets Daniel Pineda and Justin Lawrence.