Bellator 120: Patricky “Pitbull” Out Due to Hand Injury, Shahbulat Shamhalaev-Fabricio Guerreiro Added
By FCF Staff
Bellator has announced that due to a hand injury, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire will no longer fight Marcin Held at the promotion’s May 17th event in Southaven, Mississippi.
As a result, the promotion has added a featherweight tilt between Shahbulat Shamhalaev and Fabricio Guerreiro to the card. The lightweight tourney final between “Pitbull” and Marcin Held will be rebooked for a later date.
Shamhalaev (12-2-1) hasn’t fought since April, 2013, when he was choked out by featherweight champion Pat Curran.
Guerreiro (19-3), is also coming off a loss, as he was decisioned by Patricio “Pitbull” Freire at Bellator 103 in October.
Here is the updated line-up for Bellator 120, which will mark the promotion’s pay-per-view debut.
Bellator Pay-Per-View Fight Card:
Lightweight World Title Fight: Eddie Alvarez (25-3) vs. Michael Chandler (12-1)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Rampage Jackson (34-11) vs. King Mo (12-3)
Light Heavyweight Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (50-7) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Lightweight Fight: Will Brooks (13-1) vs. Nate Jolly (13-5)
Welterweight Fight: Rickey Rainey (7-2) vs. Michael Page (5-0)
Bellator Spike TV Fight Card:
Heavyweight Tournament Final: Blagoi Ivanov (11-0) vs. Alexander Volkov (20-4)
Heavyweight Fight: Cheick Kongo (20-9) vs. Eric Smith (6-1-1)
Featherweight Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-2) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (19-3)
Featherweight Fight: Goiti Yamauchi (16-2) vs. Mike Richman (16-4)
Bellator Spike.com Fight Card:
Featherweight Fight: Zach Underwood (12-5) vs. Austin Lyons (10-3)
Heavyweight Fight: Justin Frazier (6-1) vs. Mike Wessel (13-7)
Welterweight Fight: Ben Brewer (6-1) vs. Andy Uhrich (8-4)
Welterweight Fight: Anthony Lemon (2-3) vs. Codie Shuffield (4-0)
Bantamweight Fight: Cortez Phelia (2-0) vs. Brain Hall (7-2)