Bellator MMA LogoA knee injury has forced England’s Rob Sinclair out of the Bellator Season 9 Lightweight Tournament, which takes place on September 27 from Portland’s Moda Center.  Sinclair will be replaced by Bellator veteran Ricardo Tirloni.

The Brazilian submission ace was originally scheduled to face Marcin Held in a lightweight feature fight, but will now move into the tournament, while Held will take on Portland native Ryan Healy.

The event will broadcast live on Spike TV, as well as in Spanish language on mun2. The preliminary card will be streamed live on

The full updated fight card can be found below:


-Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Mark Godbeer (8-1) vs. Cheick Kongo (18-8-2)
-Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Marcus Davis (22-9) vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy (23-1)
-Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: John Alessio (34-16) vs. Will Brooks (10-1)
-Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Martin Stapleton (12-1) vs. Saad Awad (14-5)
-Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Ricardo Tirloni (15-4) vs. Rich Clementi (45-22-1)


-Lightweight Fight: Scott Thometz (6-2) vs. Brent Primus (2-0)
-Welterweight Fight: Andy Uhrich (9-3) vs. Nathan Coy (12-4)
-Middleweight Fight: Joe Pacheco (6-0) vs. Tyson Jeffries (10-7)
-Lightweight Fight: Marcin Held (15-3) vs. Ryan Healy (23-12-1)
-Middleweight Fight: Jeremiah Riggs (7-7) vs. Peter Aspinwall (3-3)
-Bantamweight Fight: Austin Springer (3-0) vs. Brent Alvarez (1-1)

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