Bellator 118 will take place next week in Atlantic City and the preliminary card has seen some changes as Tim Woods will now face Eugene Fadiora and Woods original opponent, Dante Rivera now meets Gemiyale Adkins.
The new fight bookings were recently released by Bellator.
Bellator 118 will come from the Revel Casino in Atlantic City next Friday night and the fight card will be headlined by Eduardo Dantas defending the bantamweight title against season nine tournament winner Joe Warren.
Fadiora (13-1) made his Bellator debut last year and defeated Keith Berry by TKO at Bellator 105. It was his fourth straight victory and his previous three victories came by submission in the first round. Woods (6-4) will be making his Bellator debut in this fight and is moving up in weight to middleweight. He is 2-3 in his last five fights and one of those defeats came against Bellator welterweight Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver.
Rivera (15-7) signed with Bellator last year and lost his debut to former Bellator welterweight champion Lyman Good. The defeat snapped a two fight winning streak and it was his first defeat since early 2010.
The current Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren fight card is below.
Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Eduardo Dantas (16-3) vs. Joe Warren (10-3)
Andrey Koreshkov (15-1) vs. Sam Oropeza (11-2) *
Marcos Galvao (15-6-1) vs. Thomas Vasquez (7-0)
Liam McGeary (6-0) vs. Mike Mucitelli (6-0)
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Gemiyale Adkins (8-6) vs. Dante Rivera (15-7)
Jesus Martinez (8-5) vs. Ryan Contaldi (7-7)
Joe Pingitore (4-1-1) vs. Darrion Caldwell (4-0)
Jay Haas (11-13) vs. Lester Caslow (11-9)
Julian Lane (6-3-1) vs. Anthony Morrison (18-10) #
Tim Woods (6-4) vs. Eugene Fadiora (13-1)
Mike Bannon (5-1) vs. Sidney Outlaw (2-0)
Amran Aliyev (3-2) vs. Kevin Roddy (13-15-1)
* – Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
# – Catchweight bout of 151 pounds