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Chinzo Machida vs. Mario Navarro among additions to Bellator 160 preliminary card

The Bellator debut of featherweight Chinzo Machida will take place later this month at Bellator 160 as he will meet Mario Navarro on the preliminary card.

The fight booking was announced by Bellator on Monday in a press release and the promotion also announced Kyle Estrada vs. David Duran, Mike Segura vs. Jacob Rosales, Jonny Cisneros vs. Andy Murad, and Jake Roberts vs. Stephen Martinez have also been added to the Bellator 160 preliminary card.

Bellator 160 will come from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on August 26 and will be headlined by a number one contender bout in the lightweight division as former UFC champion Benson Henderson meets former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.

Machida (3-2) has been out of action since June of 2014, which was a decision win against Dmitry Gerasimov at RFA 15. He has won back to back fights after starting 1-2 and two of his three wins have come by TKO/KO. Navarro (4-4) has dropped back to back fights and is 1-4 in his last five. His last three fights have come in Bellator and all of his wins are by stoppage.

The current Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Benson Henderson (23-6) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (25-3)
Saad Awad (19-7) vs. Derek Anderson (13-2, 1NC)
Lena Ovchynnikova (11-4) vs. Jaimelene Nievera (4-1)
A.J. McKee (4-0) vs. Henry Corrales (12-3)

Preliminary Card: ( – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Chinzo Machida (3-2) vs. Mario Navarro (4-4)
Bubba Jenkins (11-2) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (24-6-1)
Joey Davis (0-0) vs. Keith Cutrone (1-0)
Kevin Ferguson Jr. (0-0) vs. Jon Tomasian (0-0)
Gabriel Green (2-0) vs. Alex Trinidad (1-0)
Steve Ramirez (4-1) vs. Ron Henderson (4-2)
Kyle Estrada (3-2) vs. David Duran (3-4)
Mike Segura (4-3) vs. Jacob Rosales (3-2)
Jonny Cisneros (9-4) vs. Andy Murad (12-2)
Jake Roberts (6-0) vs. Stephen Martinez (11-4)