With recently crowned Tachi Palace Fights featherweight champion Eddie Yagin UFC-bound, officials from the Californian promotion revealed Monday that Bellator veteran Georgi Karakhanyan will take on former champ Isaac DeJesus for the now-vacant 145-pound strap.

“It took some time and a lot of work, but we are very happy with this fight,” Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino Entertainment Coordinator Jeremy Luchau told Sherdog.com. “Georgi is a well-rounded veteran and we are excited to have him on the roster and fighting a fan-favorite like Isaac.”

The title bout will occupy one of the top slots on TPF 11 “Redemption,” set to go down Dec. 2 at the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, Calif. The company’s flyweight champ, top-ranked 125-pounder Ian McCall, will defend his belt on the same card against former WEC and UFC talent Will Campuzano.

A two-time Bellator featherweight tournament participant, 26-year-old Karakhanyan (Pictured) posted a 2-2 record in the circular cage, scoring wins over Bao Quach and Anthony Leone while falling to eventual tourney winners Joe Warren and Patricio Freire. Since departing the promotion earlier this year, the Millennia MMA representative has notched a pair of first-round submission wins on local shows in California.

DeJesus was originally slated to meet Yagin before the “Filipino Phenom” departed for the big show. The Stockton, Calif., resident will look to get back against Karakhanyan following a turbulent 14 months.

After suffering first-round defeats to Rob McCullough and Micah Miller in non-title bouts, DeJesus missed weight for his May defense against Russ Miura and was stripped of his Tachi gold. While he would punch Miura out in less than three minutes at TPF 9, the victory was ruled a no-contest by the California State Athletic Commission and DeJesus was suspended for six months after testing positive for marijuana.

Jeff Sherwood contributed to this report.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC's 'Top 5 Fights,' 'Top 5 Knockouts' at 2015's halfway point

  • 26 days ago
  • 226 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has listed the top five fights and knockouts for its "Half-Year Awards" with links to the fights themselves for those who subscribe to its "Fight Pass" service. T read news >>

Half-Year Awards - The Fights

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

A great fight is a perfect storm. Put two fighters together and you never know what you’ll get, but when both have the intention of making a statement against each other and the styles mesh, it read news >>

Cheick Kongo interested in fights with Kimbo Slice and Bobby Lashley

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo eyes his next opponent. Fresh off a win over Alexander Volkov last Friday at Bellator 139, Cheick Kongo is already considering his next opponent. The heavy read news >>

Chael Sonnen upset with Chad Mendes; posts his number publicly on Facebook

  • 27 days ago
  • 682 views

Chael Sonnen punishes Chad Mendes for avoiding his calls. Chad Mendes recently found out the hard way what happens when you 'p**s off a gangster'. According to Chael Sonnen, the #2 ranked featherweig read news >>

The 10: July Packs a Serious Punch

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

The hardest part about writing a monthly column looking at the best fights poised to transpire inside the UFC’s Octagon isn’t coming up with 10 fights to talk about, but rather paring down the list w read news >>

TUF 21 American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Episode 11 Recap and Results

  • 28 days ago
  • 17 views

With two fights remaining in the season and the American Top Team on the brink of elimination, could the Blackzilians finally clinch the season? Or, would ATT be able to tie things up going into the read news >>

McGregor Makes His Prediction Against Mendes

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

McGregor is know for his accurate predictions of his fights, and this time around me believes Chad will not last very long against him at UFC 189. read news >>

Pic: New UFC 189 poster revealed for 'Mendes vs. McGregor' on July 11 in Las Vegas

  • 28 days ago
  • 16 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently released the new (and improved?) poster for the UFC 189: "Mendes vs. McGregor" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which features Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor fo read news >>

Cheick Kongo open to fights with Lashley, 'Kimbo Slice,' wants to stay active

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator heavyweight Cheick Kongo is open to fighting anyone on the promotion’s big-man roster, as long as he gets to it soon.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

UFC announces Oct. 24 return to Dublin, Ireland

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced its highly-anticipated return to Dublin, Ireland, for a special "Fight Night" mixed martial arts (MMA) event inside the 3Arena -- formerly know read news >>