Just hours before the official fighter weigh-ins for Bellator 150 were set to take place, the promotion sent out a press release stating bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao had been forced out of the headliner due to illness.
Galvao, who was reportedly battling illness all week, was set to face off against former champion Eduardo Dantas.
Due to Galvao’s late withdrawal, Dantas has also been removed from the card. Dantas will still receive his show money and the fight will be rescheduled for a later date.
Now, Bellator 150 will move forward with a heavyweight clash between Cheick Kongo and Vinicius Queiroz as the main event. The co-main event slot goes to David Rickels vs. Bobby Cooper.
Bellator 150 is set to take place Friday night at Kansas Star Arena.
The updated fight card can be seen below.
Bellator MMA Heavyweight Main Event: Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) vs. Vinicius Queiroz (8-3)
Bellator MMA Lightweight Co-Main Event: Dave Rickels (16-4, 1 NC) vs. Bobby Cooper (12-5)
Bellator MMA Middleweight Feature Bout: Kendall Grove (22-15) vs. Francisco France (13-3-1)
Bellator MMA Featherweight Feature Bout: Gaston Reyno (5-0) vs. Chuka Willis (6-2)
Bellator MMA Flyweight Feature Bout: Lena Ovchynnikova (10-3) vs. Rebecca Ruth (5-1)
Bellator MMA Heavyweight Feature Bout: David Hammons (1-1) vs. Kyle Noblitt (1-0)
Bellator MMA Middleweight Feature Bout: Brandon Farran (12-10) vs. Gregory Babene (16-11)
Bellator MMA Welterweight Feature Bout: Manny Meraz (7-1) vs. Andre Fialho (5-0)
Bellator MMA Middleweight Feature Bout: Chris Harris (4-0) vs. Julian Marquez (2-0)
Bellator MMA Lightweight Feature Bout: Marcio Navarro (14-11) vs. Henry Lindsay (4-5)
Bellator MMA Featherweight Feature Bout: Thai Clark (5-0) vs. Deron Carlis (4-1)
Bellator MMA Lightweight Feature Bout: Jason Witt (7-2) vs. Jonathan Gary (11-6)
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