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.
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