Philipe Lins out, Roy Boughton in against Francis Carmont at next week’s Bellator 142

Philipe Lins has pulled out of his fight next week at Bellator 142 after coming down with Dengue Fever and stepping up to face Francis Carmont on short notice in the light heavyweight tournament alternate bout is Roy Boughton.
Bellator 142

The fight change was confirmed to The MMA Report on Wednesday by a Bellator official.

Bellator 142: Dynamite will come from the SAP Center in San Jose, California on September 19 and will be headlined by a title fight as Liam McGeary defends the light heavyweight title against Tito Ortiz.

Boughton (12-5) is coming off a TKO victory two weeks ago against Dave Huckaba and is 4-2 in his last six fights. This will be his second fight in Bellator as he lost to Emanuel Newton in the opening round of the 2012 Summer Series light heavyweight tournament. Carmont (23-10) made his Bellator debut earlier this year and defeated Guilherme Viana by unanimous decision. The victory snapped a three fight losing streak and he is 12-3 in his last fifteen fights.

The current Bellator 142: Dynamite 1 fight card is below.

Main Card (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Liam McGeary (10-0) vs. Tito Ortiz (18-11)
TBD vs. TBD – Bellator LHW Tournament Final
Saulo Cavalari (31-2) vs. Zack Mwekassa (13-2) – Glory Vacant LHW Title
Josh Thomson (20-8) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (18-8-1)
Paul Daley (20-3) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (1-2) – Glory WW Bout
Kerri-Anne Taylor Melendez (2-1) vs. Hadley Griffith (0-0) – Glory BW Bout
Phil Davis (13-3) vs. Emanuel Newton (25-8-1) – Bellator LHW Tournament Semifinal
Linton Vassell (15-4-1) vs. Muhammed Lawal (15-4, 1 NC) – Bellator LHW Tournament Semifinal

Preliminary Card: (
Victor Jones (Debut) vs. David Blanco (1-0) *
Gloria Telles (Debut) vs. Alysia Cortez (Debut) *
Nick Pica (4-0) vs. Mauricio Alonso (10-5)
Jose Palacios (7-7) vs. TJ Arcengal (4-1) * – Glory LW Bout
Brandon Hester (1-0) vs. DeMarco Villalona (1-0) *
Israel Delgado (0-1) vs. JJ Okanovich (0-1)
James Terry (15-8) vs. Carlos Rocha (9-3)
Matt Ramirez (1-1) vs. Josh Paiva (5-1)
Gabe Carrasco (5-0) vs. Joe Neal (5-0)
Adam Piccolotti (5-0) vs. Marlen Magee (3-3)
Thomas Diagne (5-4) vs. Mike Malott (4-1)
Francis Carmont (23-10) vs. Roy Boughton (12-5) – Bellator LHW Tournament Alternate

* – Fights taking place simultaneously inside cage and ring