Alexander Sarnavskiy is out of the Season 8 Bellator lightweight tournament with a broken hand. Jason Fischer steps in to face David Rickels at Bellator 91 in the semifinals. It will be a rematch from their November meeting.
Before the tournament began, Rickels took a decision win over Fischer in November.
This is Rickels’ second attempt after making it to the semifinals two seasons prior. Fischer is 3-1 for Bellator, where he has ended all his wins. Both last competed at Bellator 87.
The other tournament fight is Will Brooks vs. Saad Awad.
Bellator 91 takes place February 28 from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM. The main event features light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu vs. Attila Vegh. Spike TV airs the main card with a 10 p.m. ET start time.