Just over 24 hours before Bellator 87 goes live and the original main event between Patricky “Pitbull” Freire vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi in the opening round of the Season 8 lightweight tournament has been removed according to The MMA Report. Freire suffered an undisclosed injury. DeLorenzi now meets Saad Awad, who was originally set for the preliminary card.
Lloyd Woodard vs. David Rickels is now expected to be the new main event as Awad vs. DeLorenzi will remain on the main card.
The entire main card is made up of opening round fights for the current tournament.
Awaad’s original opponent, Jason Fischer now fights Sevak Magakian, who competed on The Ultimate Fighter.
Bellator 87 takes place from the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI tomorrow, January 31. The main card airs on Spike TV at 10 p.m. ET following the preliminary action on Spike.com.