Serbian middleweight prospect Dragan Tesanovic (Pictured) will make his Bellator Fighting Championships debut against Mike Bernhard at Bellator 34 on Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Bellator officials on Monday completed an eight-fight lineup for the event.

Unbeaten as a professional, Tesanovic has finished five of his first seven foes by knockout or technical knockout. The 25-year-old defeated M-1 Challenge veteran Gregor Herb by unanimous decision under the World Free Fight Challenge banner on July 31 in Portoroz, Slovenia. Tesanovic has not fought since.

Bernhard will carry a five-fight winning streak into the bout. The 25-year-old has secured six of his eight career victories by KO or TKO and sports six-, 11-, 24- and 61-second wins on his resume. Bernhard last appeared at an Xtreme Fighting Championships show in July, when he stopped Gerardo Julio Gallegos on first-round punches at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

A pair of five-round title bouts will headline Bellator 34, as middleweight champion Hector Lombard defends against Alexander Shlemenko and Megumi Fujii meets Zoila Frausto for the vacant women’s 115-pound crown. Meanwhile, a light heavyweight showdown between former two-division King of the Cage champion Tony Lopez and the once-beaten Raphael Davis will round out the main card.

Bellator Fighting Championships 34
Thursday, Oct. 28
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, Fla.

Bellator Middleweight Championship
Hector Lombard vs. Alexander Shlemenko

Bellator Women’s 115-Pound Championship
Megumi Fujii vs. Zoila Frausto

Dragan Tesanovic vs. Mike Bernhard
Tony Lopez vs. Raphael Davis
John Kelly vs. William Kuhn
Ralph Acosta vs. Tulio Quintanilla
Dan Cramer vs. Igor Almeida
Frank Carrillo vs. Moyses Gabin

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