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Injury Scratches Richman vs. Dantas from Bellator 135

(Mike "The Marine" Richman gears up for Goiti Yamauchi, photo courtesy of Bellator MMA)

Bellator 135’s co-main event has been pulled from the card due to an injury to Mike Richman (18-5). “The Marine” was originally slated to face former bantamweight champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas (16-4), but both bantamweights have been removed from the card.

(Eduardo Dantas, photo Courtesy of Bellator.com)

Mike Richman announced the news on Twitter that their matchup will have to be pushed back to Bellator 137:

Following the scratched bout, Bellator MMA officials announced that L.C. Davis (22-6) vs. Hideo Tokoro (32-27) will now serve as the evening’s co-main event. L.C Davis is a former WEC and Titan FC fighter currently 2-0 in Bellator. Hideo Tokoro is a veteran Japanese fighter making his Bellator debut against Davis.
The main event of the night features bantamweight champion Joe Warren (12-3) making his first title defense against Marcos Galvão (16-6-1).
The two bantamweights previously fought at Bellator 41, where Warren took a unanimous decision victory. Warren is currently undefeated since moving down to Bantamweight. Marcos Galvão is 3-1 in his last 4 fights with a lone loss to Eduardo Dantas.

Here is the full card of Bellator 135:

Bellator 135 Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight Title Fight:  Joe Warren (12-3) vs. Marcos Galvao (16-6-1)
Bantamweight co-main event: L.C. Davis (22-6) vs. Hideo Tokoro (32-27)
Light Heavyweight: Francis Carmont (22-10) vs. Guilherme Viana (6-1)
Lightweight: Ryan Couture (9-3) vs. Dakota Cochrane (18-7)

Bellator 135Preliminary Card (6:30 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Sean Holden (2-1) vs. Tim Roman (2-1)
Middleweight: Neal Ewing (5-0) vs. Logan Nail (1-0)
Featherweight: Emmanuel Sanchez (9-1) vs. Alejandro Villalobos (17-3)
Featherweight: Stephen Banaszak (3-4) vs. Brad Mitchell (4-1)
Flyweight: Klayton Mai (6-1) vs. Xavier Siller (5-3)
Bantamweight: J.P. Cole (2-2) vs. Geo Pacurariu (8-4)

Swing Bout
Heavyweight: Rashad Coulter (4-1) vs. Jeremiah O’Neal (13-24)


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