BAMMA 7’s main event for the September 10 card just took a major hit, as middleweight champion Tom Watson has been forced out of his match up with former UFC contender Frank Trigg.
Trigg (21-8) will now meet Bellator veteran Jim Wallhead (21-6) in a non-title fight inside The National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. The event will stream live online.
The extend of Watson’s (14-4) back injury was not made available, according to a report on MMAjunkie.com.
Wallhead recently took part in the welterweight tournament for Bellator, falling in the first round of the event to Rick Hawn. Prior to that loss, “Judo” had won eight straight fights.
Trigg competed twice for UFC gold, but was on the verge of retiring from the sport after defeats against Josh Koscheck and Matt Serra. But, since getting himself back in the gym, Trigg has claimed back-to-back victories over Roy Neeman at Israel FC 1 and John Phillips at BAMMA 6.
Also set to compete on the BAMMA 7 card will be lightweight champ Rob Sinclair meeting Leonard Santos and The Ultimate Fighter winner Efrain Escudero taking on Tim Radcliffe.