Officials have been forced to make changes to this Friday’s Bellator 185 event, as injuries have scrapped two scheduled fights.
Brennan Ward was expected to face David Rickels in the new co-main event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, but an injury to Ward cancelled the welterweight showdown.
Neiman Gracie will now meet Zak Bucia in the co-headliner to Gegard Mousasi and Alexander Shlemenko. Javier Torres was the scheduled opponent for Gracie, but he was injured and forced out, as well.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (Spike/9 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi vs. Alexander Shlemenko
Welterweight: Neiman Gracie vs. Zak Bucia
Female Flyweight: Heather Hardy vs. Kristina Williams
Female Flyweight: Ana Julaton vs. Lisa Blaine
Lightweight: Ryan Quinn vs. Marcus Surin
PRELIMINARY CARD (FightLine.com)
Welterweight: Vinicius DeJesus vs. Joaquin Buckley
Middleweight: Steve Skrzat vs. Costello Van Steenis
Catchweight: Jordan Young vs. Alec Hooben
Catchweight: Kevin Carrier vs. Kastroit Xhema
Featherweight: Vovka Clay vs. Frank Sforza
Lightweight: John Beneduce vs. Dean Hancock