Grove to take on Matthews at Bellator 193 on Jan. 26

Kendall Grove

Kendall Grove of Wailuku will take on AJ Matthews in a middleweight fight at Bellator 193, the mixed martial arts promotion announced Thursday.

The fight was added to the main card of the Jan. 26 event at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., that also includes a catchweight main event between Feranado Gonzalez and Lorenz Larkin, and a co-main event between lightweights J.J. Ambrose and Saad Awad.

Grove (23-17) last fought July 14, losing by technical submission to John Salter at Bellator 181 in Thackerville, Okla.

Though Grove enters January’s fight on a two-bout losing streak, his opponent hasn’t fared any better. Matthews has lost three straight fights, dropping to 8-7.