Dantas will not defend his bantamweight championship against
Galvao as expected at
Promotion officials removed both Dantas and welterweight Paul Daley
from the card on Thursday, and Sherdog.com confirmed the changes
with a source close to the organization, who revealed that Dantas’
doctor has barred “Dudu” from contact as a precaution following his
August knockout loss to Tyson Nam in
Brazil. The champion has been allowed to train but not spar,
Sherdog’s source stated. Galvao’s title shot must now be
rescheduled, though it is currently unknown when the Season 6
tournament winner will receive that opportunity.
Meanwhile, Daley was pulled from the bill due to visa issues.
Stepping up in the Brit’s stead will now be Canadian welterweight
Ford, who kicks off the evening’s MTV2-broadcast against
Bellator 79 takes place Nov. 2 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario.
Three more fights will be featured on the MTV2 telecast, which is
now topped by a heavyweight tournament semifinal pitting Thiago
Santos against Richard
Hale. Also featured will be a featherweight semifinal
Richman and Shahbulat
Shamhalaev, as well as an appearance from former welterweight
title challenger Douglas
Lima, who returns to action for the first time since April to
take on Kobe Ortiz.
Prior to the show’s main card, six preliminary fights will stream
live on Spike.com: Kevin
Asplund vs. Alexei
Franck vs. Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio, Vladimir
Starcencov vs. Vitaly
Pulsifer vs. Magomedrasul
Carson vs. Guillaume
DeLorenzi and Ed
Carpenter vs. Josh