Bellator 138: Daniel Weichel Replacing Georgi Karakhanyan in Featherweight Title Fight
By FCF Staff
Georgi Karakhanyan’s quest to become Bellator featherweight champ has been put on hold, as the promotion has announced that the veteran will no longer fight champion Patricio Freire on June 19th, due to a knee injury.
Stepping in for Karakhanyan will be Daniel Weichel (35-8), who is currently riding a seven fight winning streak, and is coming off a split decision win over former champ, Pat Curran.
Freire (23-2), meanwhile, will be fighting for the first time since January when he tapped out Daniel Straus in the fourth round. “Pitbull” has has won six in a row.
Here is the updated line up for Bellator 138, which will be hosted by the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Bellator Heavyweight Main Event: Kimbo Slice (4-2) vs. Ken Shamrock (28-15-2)
Bellator Featherweight Title Fight: Champ Patricio Pitbull (23-2) vs. Daniel Weichel (35-8)
Bellator Featured Heavyweight Fight: Bobby Lashley (12-2) vs. James Thompson (20-14)
Bellator Featured Lightweight Fight: Michael Chandler (12-3) vs. Derek Campos (15-4)
Bellator Welterweight Prelim Fight: Justin Guthrie (17-8) vs. Steven Mann (10-1)
Bellator Strawweight Prelim Fight: Miles McDonald (0-1) vs. Dan O’Connor (5-4)
Bellator Lightweight Prelim Fight: Malcolm Smith (4-4) vs. Luke Nelson (2-1)
Bellator Featherweight Prelim Fight: Kain Royer (1-1) vs. Enrique Watson (1-0)