Bellator 92 Gets Middleweight, Featherweight Semifinals; Jansen-Held Moved to Bellator 93
Bellator’s Season 7 lightweight tournament final has once again
Held (Pictured) recently suffered an undisclosed injury and
will be unable to compete as expected on March 7 at Bellator
92. As a result, the Polish prospect’s showdown with Dave Jansen
will instead take place March 21 at Bellator
93. Sherdog.com confirmed the development Tuesday with a source
close to the bout following an initial report from MMAJunkie.com.
The lightweight pairing was initially supposed to take place last
year at Bellator 84, but the booking was delayed when Held -- only
20 years old at the time -- was not allowed to enter Horseshoe
Casino in Hammond, Ind.
Despite losing the Jansen-Held matchup, Bellator 92 will feature
the Season 8 middleweight and featherweight semifinals at Pechanga
Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif. The evening’s Spike
TV-broadcast main card will see Sultan
Aliev and Doug
Marshall compete in one middleweight semifinal, while Brett
Cooper and Dan Cramer
will do battle on the other side of the bracket. At 145 pounds,
Bezerra will meet Mike
Richman, and Magomedrasul
Khasbulaev will square off with Marlon
Sandro to decide who will compete for a shot at the
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