Brett Johns will look to secure his first Bellator win against an undefeated prospect.

Johns (17-3 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) is set to take on Khurshed Kakhorov (8-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) at Bellator 275, which takes place Feb. 25 at the 3Arena in Dublin.

Multiple people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking, but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. TJ Sport first reported the news.

Johns, 29, signed with Bellator MMA in October 2020 after his UFC contract expired and he decided to test free agency. His promotional debut, however, was spoiled when he lost a unanimous decision to former Titan FC bantamweight champion Danny Sabatello at Bellator 259 in May. The former Cage Warriors champ was then booked to face fellow ex-UFC fighter Erik Perez at Bellator 268 in October, but the fight was scrapped after Perez withdrew due to injury.

Kakhorov, 29, made good in his Bellator debut in October when he defeated Jair Junior via unanimous decision. The Unbeaten Tajikistan-born fighter has fought and competed for the majority of his career out of Germany and is currently training at the renowned All Stars Gym in Sweden.

The Bellator Dublin lineup currently includes:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Austin Vanderford – for middleweight title
Kane Mousah vs. Peter Queally
Sinead Kavanagh vs. Leah McCourt
Davy Gallon vs. Charlie Leary
Darragh Kelly vs. Junior Morgan
Danni Neilan vs. Stephanie Page
Khasan Magomedsharipov vs. Jose Sanchez
Brett Johns vs. Khurshed Kakhorov


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