Koreshkov (20-2-0) has won eleven of thirteen fights under the Bellator MMA banner, last defeating Chidi Njokuani by first round TKO at Bellator 182. Koreshkov is a former Bellator MMA Welterweight Champion, defeating Douglas Lima to win the gold at Bellator 140. Koreshkov has suffered two defeats as a professional MMA fighter, with both of them coming to former Bellator MMA Welterweight Champions in the aforementioned Douglas Lima and Ben Askren.
Bakocevic (33-17-1) is making his Bellator MMA debut in this fight and does so on the strength of a seven bout winning streak. Bakocevic has already competed three times this year, with all of those fights and wins coming by way of KO/TKO. Bakocevic has previously challenged for the Irish Fist Gym Vendetta Welterweight Title, losing to then champion Sado Ucar by unanimous decision in February of 2017.
Bellator 203 takes place on Saturday, July 14 from the Foro Italico in Roma, Italy with Patricio Pitbull and Daniel Weichel headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which is airing via tape delay on the Paramount Network.