Georgi Karakhanyan suffers torn ACL, Patricio Pitbull vs. Daniel Weichel official for Bellator 138

Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull has a new opponent for Bellator 138 after Georgi Karakhanyan suffered a torn ACL as he will now meet season ten tournament winner Daniel Weichel.

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The MMA Report learned of the new fight booking on Tuesday afternoon following the news of the Karakhanyan injury by the Los Angeles Daily News and Bellator has now made the fight booking official.

Bellator 138 will come from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on June 19 and will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Kimbo Slice returns to MMA to meet Ken Shamrock.

Pitbull (23-2) is coming off a successful title defense in January as he defeated Daniel Straus by submission in the main event of Bellator 132. It was his seventh straight victory and his first submission since 2010 when he defeated Will Romero at Bellator 15. Weichel (35-8) won the season ten featherweight tournament last year with victories against Scott Cleve, Matt Bessette, and Desmond Green. He is coming off a decision victory against Pat Curran and he has won seven fights in a row.

The current Bellator 138: Unfinished Business fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Kimbo Slice (4-2) vs. Ken Shamrock (28-15-2)
Patricio Pitbull (23-2) vs. Daniel Weichel (35-8)
Bobby Lashley (12-2) vs. James Thompson (20-14, 1NC)
Michael Chandler (12-3) vs. Derek Campos (15-4)

Preliminary Card: ( – TBA)
Justin Guthrie (17-8) vs. Steven Mann (10-1)
Miles McDonald (0-1) vs. Dan O’Connor (5-4)
Malcolm Smith (4-4) vs. Luke Nelson (2-1)
Kain Royer (1-1) vs. Enrique Watson (1-0)