The Bellator lightweight tournament begins tomorrow night at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Michigan and an injury to one of the tournament fighters has forced Bellator to make a change to the tournament field.
Patricky Pitbull has suffered a knee injury in his final sparring session and is out of the tournament. .Replacing him against Guillaume DeLorenzi will be Saad Awad.
Awad was already scheduled to be on the Bellator fight card tomorrow night and he was set to face Jason Fischer on the preliminary card.
Replacing Awad against Fisher will be Sevak Magakian, who will be making his Bellator debut and is currently on a six fight winning streak.
The finalized Bellator 87 fight card is below:
Main Card: (Spike TV – 10 p.m. ET)
David Rickels (11-1) vs. Lloyd Woodard (12-2) *
Guillaume DeLorenzi (10-1) vs. Saad Awad (12-4) *
Will Brooks (8-0) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (15-3) *
Alexander Sarnavskiy (21-1) vs. Thiago Michel (11-3) *
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 8 p.m. ET)
Sevak Magakian (12-3) vs. Jason Fischer (5-1)
Sam Quito (11-4) vs. Ben Lagman (7-2)
J.P. Reese (8-4) vs. David Shepherd (5-2)
Cody Stamann (2-0) vs. Justin Houghton (5-2)
Jason Fish (2-0) vs. Karl Etherington (7-0)
John Schulz (4-0) vs. Amir Killah (10-5)
Nick Kirk (9-1) vs. Tony Zelinski (3-2)
* – Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal