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John Teixeira out of Bellator 153 due to injury, Bellator seeking new opponent for Patricio Pitbull

Former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull has lost his opponent for Bellator 153 in two weeks as John Teixeira has pulled out of the fight with an injury and Bellator is currently seeking a new opponent for the former champion.

Pitbull confirmed the change to The MMA Report on Friday during an interview that will be part of Tuesday’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast.”

“Earlier this morning, Bellator let me know that John Macapa is out of this fight with a possible broken rib,” Pitbull said through a translator. “Ever since then, they have been trying to get a replacement and I hope to remain on the card.”

Bellator 153 will take place on April 22 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and the current fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike TV – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Andrey Koreshkov (18-1) vs. Benson Henderson (23-5)
Patricio Freire (24-3) vs. TBD
Brennan Ward (13-3) vs. Evangelista Santos (20-16)
Michael Page (9-0) vs. Jeremie Holloway (7-1)
Brent Primus (6-0) vs. Gleristone Santos (27-5)

Preliminary Card: ( – 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Chris Honeycutt (6-1, 1NC) vs. Matt Secor (7-2)
Djamil Chan (11-2) vs. Richard Patishnock (6-3)
Sam Watford (1-0) vs. Dean Hancock (2-0)
Chris Foster (8-4) vs. Felipe Lavandoski (5-0)
Jason Bakanowski (3-2) vs. T.J. Hepburn (4-2)
Pete Rogers (2-3) vs. Mike Mangan (0-3)
Mike Zichelle (7-4) vs. Joe Cronin (19-16)
Matt Bessette (17-7) vs. Keith Richardson (14-6)
Tim Caron (3-0) vs. Justin Sumter (0-0)
Blair Tugman (7-6) vs. Jay Perrin (2-1)