The injury bug struck at the Bellator 134: British Invasion, but CEO Scott Coker announced two replacement matches that should help.
“King Mo” Muhammed Lawal (14-4-0) and Frenchman Cheick Kongo (22-9-2) will replace the Bobby Lashley vs James Thompson (20-14-0) bout at Bellator 134: British Invasion.
Andre Santos (37-9-0) will replace injured welterweight champion Douglas Lima (26-5-0) and face the English striker Paul Daley (35-13-0).
It all takes place February 27th, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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The preliminary bouts will stream live on SPIKE.com, while the main card will air live on SPIKE TV.
Ticket prices start from $25.00 USD.
“We’re disappointed we had to delay these fights between Bobby Lashley and James Thompson, and Douglas Lima and Paul Daley, but I have no doubt that these matchups will be fantastic once they eventually come to fruition,” Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker said. “Fortunately, we’re able to replace the bouts with equally entertaining contests for our fans.”
Daley didn’t hide his online disappointment on Lima’s injury.
“Nervous, Scared??…..I understand, preparing to fight me…. I would be. It’s ok…. guess you get to have a few more photo shoots with the belt…. My focus has shifted, same date, new opponent…. British Invasion at Bellator 134.”
Additional bouts are expected to be announced.