Bellator 135: Mike Richman Injured, Bout With Eduardo Dantas Postponed
By FCF Staff
Bellator 135 will no longer feature a bantamweight fight between Eduardo Dantas and Mike Richman, as the promotion has announced that the latter is injured. As a result, a scheduled, bantamweight bout between LC Davis and Hideo Tokoro has been moved into the card’s co-main event slot.
No specific details regarding Richman’s injury were provided in the official announcement, however, Bellator has relayed that a fight with Dantas will be rebooked for a later date.
Richman (18-5) is coming off back-to-back, stoppage wins over Ed West and Nam Phan. The former champ Dantas (16-4), meanwhile, hasn’t fought since he was decisioned by champion Joe Warren in October.
Bellator 135 will take place on March 27th at the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Here is the card’s updated line-up:
Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Bantamweight Title Fight: Champ Joe Warren (12-3) vs. Marcos Galvao (16-6-1)
Bellator Bantamweight Prelim Fight: L.C. Davis (22-6) vs. Hideo Tokoro (32-27)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Francis Carmont (22-10) vs. Guilherme Viana (6-1)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Ryan Couture (9-3) vs. Dakota Cochrane (18-7)
Preliminary Card (6:30 p.m. ET)
Bellator Welterweight Prelim Fight: Sean Holden (2-1) vs. Tim Roman (2-1)
Bellator Middleweight Prelim Fight: Neal Ewing (5-0) vs. Logan Nail (1-0)
Bellator Featherweight Prelim Fight: Emmanuel Sanchez (9-1) vs. Alejandro Villalobos (17-3)
Bellator Featherweight Prelim Fight: Stephen Banaszak (3-4) vs. Brad Mitchell (4-1)
Bellator Flyweight Prelim Fight: Klayton Mai (6-1) vs. Xavier Siller (5-3)
Bellator Bantamweight Prelim Fight: J.P. Cole (2-2) vs. Geo Pacurariu (8-4)
Bellator Heavyweight Prelim Fight: Rashad Coulter (4-1) vs. Jeremiah O’Neal (13-24)