Emmanuel Sanchez replaces an injured Goiti Yamauchi, meets Pat Curran at Bellator 139

An undisclosed injury has forced Goiti Yamauchi to pull out of his Bellator 139 bout against Pat Curran and stepping up to replace him will be Emmanuel Sanchez.

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The fight change was announced by Bellator on Monday.

Bellator 139 will come from the Kansas Star Arena on June 26 and will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Cheick Kongo meets former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov.

Sanchez (10-1) is currently on a six fight winning streak and his last two wins have come in Bellator. His last victory came at Bellator 135 as he defeated Alejandro Villalobos by unanimous decision. Curran (20-7) has lost back to back fights and three of his last four. He lost the Bellator featherweight title in September of last year against Patricio Pitbull and he lost a split decision to Daniel Weichel at Bellator 133 in February.

The current Bellator 139: Kongo vs. Volkov fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Cheick Kongo (22-10-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (24-5)
David Rickels (16-3) vs. John Alessio (35-17, 1NC)
Pat Curran (20-7) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (10-1)
Joe Schilling (2-4) vs. Hisaki Kato (4-1)

Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Bubba Jenkins (8-2) vs. Joe Wilk (18-10)
Jeimeson Saudino (8-4) vs. Aaron Ely (4-2)
Bobby Cooper (12-5) vs. Pablo Villaseca (9-0)
Daniel Gallemore (4-2) vs. Augusto Sakai (7-0)
Iony Razafiarison (2-0) vs. Bryanna Fissori (1-0)
Alex Huddleston (5-1) vs. Javy Ayala (8-3)
Greg Scott (3-3) vs. Gaston Reyno (3-0)
Derek Bohi (5-4) vs. Frederick Brown (2-1)
Marcio Navarro (13-11) vs. Cody Carrillo (8-11)