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Bellator 96 Lightweight Championship Main Event Scratched

With 17 days until Bellator returns with their 2013 Summer Series, the main event is off. No. 1 contender Dave Jansen is injured and won’t be fighting champion Michael Chandler at Bellator 96.

Instead, Chandler returns at Bellator 97 against recent tournament winner David Rickels.

It’s believed former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli will be the new Bellator 96 main event. They are part of a four person tournament.

Bellator 97 will also feature welterweight champion Ben Askren taking on Andrey Koreshkov.

Bellator 96 is June 19 from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK. It starts at 7 p.m. ET and the main card airs on Spike TV.