Gutierrez has withdrawn from her
Bellator 84 booking against Felice
Herrig, Sherdog.com confirmed Wednesday with a source close to
In Gutierrez’s place now steps Patricia
Vidonic, who dropped a unanimous decision to Herrig roughly
eight months ago under Florida’s Xtreme Fighting Championships
banner. MMAWeekly.com first reported the matchup on Tuesday.
Bellator 84 takes place at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in
Hammond, Ind., and will see Season 7 tournament champions crowned
in both the heavyweight and lightweight divisions.
Herrig, 28, has won four of her last five, most recently
Soukupova this past August at XFC 19. Nearly a four-year pro,
“Lil Bulldog” has gone the distance in eight of her 11 outings and
has never been finished in four career setbacks.
Vidonic, 33, saw a six-fight winning streak snapped last February
by Bellator standout Jessica
Aguilar. Though Herrig would extend Vidonic’s skid to two
fights this past April, the Oregonian rebounded from the defeat
with a triumph over Invicta vet Sally
Krumdiack at CageSport 20 on July 14.