A.J. Matthews out of Bellator 137, promotion seeking new opponent for Ben Reiter

A.J. Matthews has been forced to pull out of his Bellator 137 bout against Ben Reiter due to fracturing his foot in training and Bellator is searching for a new opponent for Reiter.Bellator 137 Poster

Matthews confirmed the injury recently on social media and a new opponent for Reiter should be announced shortly by Bellator.

Bellator 137 will come from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California on May 15 and will be headlined by a title fight as Brandon Halsey defends the middleweight title against Kendall Grove.

The current Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove fight card is below.

Main Card (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Brandon Halsey (8-0) vs. Kendall Grove (21-14, 1NC)
Eduardo Dantas (16-4) vs. Mike Richman (18-5)
Fernando Gonzalez (23-13) vs. Curtis Millender (7-1)
Darrion Caldwell (6-0) vs. Rafael Silva (22-4)

Preliminary Card (Spike.com 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. ET)
Ben Reiter (15-0-1) vs. TBA
Virgil Zwicker (13-4-1) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (12-4)
Joe Taimanglo (20-6-1) vs. Antonio Duarte (18-5)
Jordan Parsons (10-1) vs. Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (30-0)
Jesse Juarez (22-9) vs. Ricky Rainey (10-3)
John Yoo (0-0) vs. Albert Morales (1-0) *
Shawn Bunch (3-1) vs. Rolando Perez (7-4-2) *
Steve Kozola (5-0) vs. Ian Butler (1-1) *
A.J. Jenkins (17-5) vs. Arlene Blencowe (5-4) *

* – Will be a dark fight following main card