Tim Welch Replaces Terry Etim In Bellator Season 10 Lightweight Tournament
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.17.2014
Starting at Bellator 113...
MMA Junkie reports that Tim Welch (10-4 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) is set to replace Terry Etim (16-5 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) at Bellator 113 in the season 10 lightweight tournament. Etim recently suffered an ACL injury. Welch will now face Derek Campos (13-3 MMA, 2-1). Etim was set to fight Derek Anderson (10-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) but Anderson will now fight Brandon Girtz (10-3 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) instead. Girtz was Campos' original opponent.
The main event of the show is a light-heavyweight title-unification fight between champion Attila Vegh and interim champion Emanuel Newton. It happens at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. It airs on Spike TV after preliminary fights on Spike.com.
Welch was originally set to fight Eric Wisely (21-8 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) on the preliminary card. Wisely will now fight Donnie Bell (8-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) instead.
Here's the full card:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET):
Champ Attila Vegh vs. interim champ Emanuel Newton – light-heavyweight title-unification bout
Patricky Freire vs. David Rickels – lightweight tournament opening round
Rodrigo Cavalheiro vs. Marcin Held – lightweight tournament opening round
Derek Campos vs. Tim Welch – lightweight tournament opening round
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET):
Derek Anderson vs. Brandon Girtz – lightweight tournament opening round