A 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 Spike.com.
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)
Check out the key facts, figures and footnotes about Bellator 198, which features a Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir grand prix headliner. read news >>
Get to know cast member Thailand Clark, who was featured when “The Ultimate Fighter” returned this past week for its 27th season. read news >>
If you like a little variety with your highlight reels, Emmanuel Sanchez’s is worth checking out. read news >>
Gerald Harris has agreed to step in for John Salter in a 188-pound catchweight meeting with grappling ace Rafael Lovato Jr. on Saturday. read news >>
Bellator 198’s John Salter thinks he’s got a title-eliminator bout against unbeaten grappling ace Rafael Lovato Jr., but has also learned to manage his expectations: “As long as I keep winning, I’m g read news >>
At Bellator 198 on Saturday, John Salter (15-3) will look to cement a title shot when he takes on Rafael Lovato Jr. (7-0) in a main card 185-pound bout. read news >>
As far as free agents go, former Bellator champion and longtime 155-pound standout Michael Chandler could soon become a hot property. read news >>
If you’re heading to “The Windy City” for this week’s Bellator 198 card, you have some fight-week events available to attend. read news >>
Ahead of his fight at Bellator 198, watch John Salter rip through his seventh straight opponent, and sixth in the first round. read news >>