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Injury Scratches Richman vs. Dantas from Bellator 135

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(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.

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(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)

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