Bellator 139: Emmanuel Sanchez Replaces Injured Goiti Yamauchi
By FCF Staff
Bellator has announced a change for its upcoming July 26th event in Mulvane, Kansas, as the promotion has confirmed that Goiti Yamauchi will no longer face Pat Curran.
Yamauchi has been forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury, and as a result, Emmanuel Sanchez has agreed to face the former featherweight champ.
Sanchez (10-1) will head into the bout armed with a six fight winning streak, and most recently, he decisioned Alejandro Villalobos at Bellator 135.
Curran (20-7) is looking to get back on track, after being decisioned by Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Daniel Weichel in consecutive fights.
Here is the updated card for Bellator 139, which will be hosted by the Kanas Star Event Center Arena.
Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Heavyweight Main Event: Cheick Kongo (22-10-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (24-5)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Dave Rickels (16-3) vs. John Alessio (35-17)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Pat Curran (20-7) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (10-1)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Joe Schilling (2-4) vs. Hisaki Kato (4-1)
Bellator Featherweight Prelim Fight: Bubba Jenkins (8-2) vs. Joe Wilk (18-10)
Bellator Bantamweight Prelim Fight: Jeimeson Saudino (8-4) vs. Aaron Ely (4-2)
Bellator Lightweight Prelim Fight: Bobby Cooper (12-5) vs. Pablo Villaseca (9-0)
Bellator Heavyweight Prelim Fight: Daniel Gallemore (4-2) vs. Augusto Sakai (7-0)
Bellator Female Featherweight Prelim Fight: Iony Razafiarison (2-0) vs. Bryanna Fissori (1-0)
Bellator Heavyweight Prelim Fight: Alex Huddleston (5-1) vs. Javy Ayala (8-3)
Bellator Featherweight Prelim Fight: Greg Scott (3-3) vs. Gaston Reyno (3-0)
Bellator Heavyweight Prelim Fight: Derek Bohi (5-4) vs. Frederick Brown (2-1)
Bellator Lightweight Prelim Fight: Marcio Navarro (13-11) vs. Cody Carrillo (8-11)