Shahbulat Shamhalaev Out of Bellator 99 Bout
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.09.2013
Due to family reasons...
Shahbulat Shamhalaev has dropped out of Bellator's season nine featherweight tournament. Bellator officials have announced that the season seven winner is withdrawing in order to tend to his father, who is ailing. Justin Wilcox will step into Shamhalaev's spot and meet Akop Stepanyan in the opening-round fight at Bellator 99.
The show takes place on Saturday in Temecula, California with the main card airing live on Spike TV after prelims on Spike.com.