Saad Award Replaces Patricky Freire At Bellator 87
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.30.2013
Woodard-Rickles is likely the new main event...
MMA Junkie reports that a day before the event, Patricky "Pitbull" Freire (10-4 MMA, 3-3 BFC) has suffered an injury and Guillaume DeLorenzi (10-1 MMA, 1-0 BFC) will now fight Saad Awad (12-4 MMA, 0-1 BFC) in a Season 8 lightweight tournament fight at Bellator 87.
The co-headliner of Lloyd Woodard (12-2 MMA, 2-2 BFC) vs David Rickels (11-1 MMA, 5-1 BFC) is now the main event. Awad vs DeLorenzi will likely stay on the main card, which only has the first round of the Season 8 lightweight tournament. The event takes place at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com.
Awad's original opponent, Jason Fischer (5-1 MMA, 2-1 BFC) will now fight Sevak Magakian (12-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) on the preliminary card.
Here's the full card:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 10 p.m. ET)
David Rickels vs. Lloyd Woodard - lightweight-tourney opening round
Saad Awad vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi - lightweight-tourney opening round
Will Brooks vs. Ricardo Tirloni - lightweight-tourney opening round
Thiago Michel vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy - lightweight-tourney opening round
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 8 p.m. ET)
Jason Fischer vs. Sevak Magakian
Ben Lagman vs. Sam Quito
James Reese vs. David Shepherd
Justin Houghton vs. Cody Stamann
Karl Etherington vs. Jason Fish
Amir Khillah vs. John Schulz
Nick Kirk vs. Tony Zelinski