The scheduled middleweight bout between Francisco “Kiko” France and Gregory Babene at next week’s Bellator 161 has been scratched due to France suffering an undisclosed injury.
The fight cancelation was confirmed to The MMA Report by Bellator officials.
Bellator 161 will come from the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Texas next Friday night and will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Cheick Kongo meets Tony Johnson.
With France vs. Babene scratched from the fight card, the event will go forward with thirteen fights and the current Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson fight card is below.
Main Card: (Spike – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Cheick Kongo (24-10-2) vs. Tony Johnson (10-2)
Joe Warren (13-5) vs. Sirwan Kakai (12-4)
Anastasia Yankova (3-0) vs. Veta Arteaga (2-0)
Derek Campos (16-6) vs. Djamil Chan (12-2)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Kenya Miranda (2-2) vs. Emily Ducote (3-1)
Mark Dickman (11-2) vs. Daniel Pineda (21-12)
Armando Villareal (0-0) vs. Tommy Burghart (0-0)
Jesse Almaraz (0-0) vs. Sean Clements (0-0)
William Blair (0-0) vs. Jose Guerra (0-2)
Waylon Brunstrup (0-0) vs. Garrett Scott (1-0)
Albert Martinez (0-5) vs. Matt Mazurek (3-4)
Rey Trujillo (20-15) vs. Deuce King (15-17)
Warren Stewart (11-22) vs. Nick Gonzalez (18-13)