The season ten welterweight tournament will begin on March 14th at Bellator 112 and the final two opening round bouts have been announced by Bellator as Andrey Koreshkov meets Jesse Juarez and Mark Scanlon faces Adam McDonough.
Bellator MMA announced the final two tournament bouts on Monday.
Bellator 112 will take place from the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on March 14th and will be headlined by Daniel Straus defending the Bellator featherweight title against Pat Curran.
Koreshkov (14-1) won the season seven welterweight tournament in 2012, but was dominated in his title opportunity as Ben Askren defeated him by TKO in the third round. He recently took a fight outside of Bellator in Russia and defeated David Gomez by decision.
Juarez (21-8) made his Bellator debut during the inaugural season in 2009 and has gone 5-0 in the organization. His last appearance inside Bellator came in November as he defeated Joe Williams by guillotine choke submission at Bellator 106.
Scanlon (9-2) was signed by Bellator last year and was scheduled to compete in the season nine tournament. However, an injury forced him out of the tournament and this will mark his official UFC debut. He has won two of his last three fights, and both of those wins came by arm-triangle choke submission.
McDonough (9-0) has been competing since 2007 and made his Bellator debut in September. His debut came on the preliminary card of Bellator 100 and he defeated Johnny Buck by TKO in the first round. It was his fifth career win to come by TKO/KO and eight of his wins have come by stoppage.
The current Bellator 112: Straus vs. Curran III card is below.
Daniel Straus (21-4) vs. Pat Curran (19-5)
Joe Riggs (40-14, 1NC) vs. Sam Oropeza (8-2)
Nah-Shon Burrell (9-3) vs. Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver (14-5)
Andrey Koreshkov (14-1) vs. Jesse Juarez (21-8)
Mark Scanlon (9-2) vs. Adam McDonough (9-0)