Karakhanyan, a former Bellator competitor and Tachi Palace Fights’ reigning featherweight champion, has fought his way back to a big stage with seven consecutive wins, including a recent victory over vet Din Thomas at Legacy FC 19. Prior to that, he posted wins over notables such as Micah Miller and final DREAM champion Hiroyuki Takaya.
MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network, 9:30 p.m. ET)
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle
- Dave Branch vs. Danillo Villefort – middleweight tournament semifinal
- Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor – middleweight tournament semifinal
- Rolles Gracie vs. Derrick Mehmen
- Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Waylon Lowe FIRST TELEVISED BOUT