Bellator 101: Rob Sinclair Injured, Ricardo Tirloni to Compete in Lightweight Tourney
By FCF Staff
Just a couple of weeks before Bellator’s lightweight tourney kicks off on September 27th, the promotion has announced that Rob Sinclair has been forced to drop out due to a knee injury. Ricardo Tirloni will take the British fighter’s place and will fight UFC vet Rich Clementi in the opening round.
Tirloni (15-4), who was scheduled to fight Marcin Held at Bellator 101, is coming off back-to-back losses to Will Brooks and Dave Jansen. The Brazilian is 2-3 in his last five bouts after winning 10 straight.
Due to Tirloni’s move into the tourney, veteran Ryan Healy will fight Held at the event, which will be hosted by the Rose Garden in Portland. The main card will be broadcast live on SPIKE.
Here is the updated line-up for the upcoming event.
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Mark Godbeer (8-1) vs. Cheick Kongo (18-8-2)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Marcus Davis (22-9) vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy (23-1)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: John Alessio (34-16) vs. Will Brooks (10-1)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Martin Stapleton (12-1) vs. Saad Awad (14-5)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Ricardo Tirloni (15-4) vs. Rich Clementi (45-22-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Scott Thometz (6-2) vs. Brent Primus (2-0)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Andy Uhrich (9-3) vs. Nathan Coy (12-4)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Joe Pacheco (6-0) vs. Tyson Jeffries (10-7)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Marcin Held (15-3) vs. Ryan Healy (23-12-1)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jeremiah Riggs (7-7) vs. Peter Aspinwall (3-3)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Austin Springer (3-0) vs. Brent Alvarez (1-1)