Patricky 'Pitbull' Freire Injured, Out of Bellator 120
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.09.2014
Lightweight tournament final has been delayed...
Bellator MMA has announced that season 10 lightweight tournament finalist Patricky "Pitbull" Freire has suffered a hand injury and is withdrawing from his scheduled tournament final against Marcin Held at Bellator 120. As a result, Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Fabricio Guerreiro will now fight on the Spike TV prelims for the fight card.
The scheduled finals between Freire and Marcin Held have been postponed, and the fight will be rescheduled for a later date.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stated on the announcement: "It's unfortunate to lose a fight like Patricky vs. Held on May 17th, but we were able to reschedule the Shahbulat-Fabricio fight which will be a great fight. Patricky will take some time to heal and then we'll look to re-schedule his Tournament Championship fight with Marcin, who is one of the top young rising stars in our sport."
Bellator 120 is set for May 17, and the main card will be broadcast live on PPV. Prelims will be shown on Spike TV and Spike.com. Below is the updated card.
PPV Main Card
Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Eddie Alvarez (25-3) vs. Michael Chandler (12-1)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Rampage Jackson (34-11) vs. King Mo (12-3)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (50-7) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Bellator Lightweight Fight: Will Brooks (13-1) vs. Nate Jolly (13-5)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Rickey Rainey (7-2) vs. Michael Page (5-0)
Spike TV Prelims
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Blagoi Ivanov (11-0) vs. Alexander Volkov (20-4)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Cheick Kongo (20-9) vs. Eric Smith (6-1-1)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-2) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (19-3)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Goiti Yamauchi (16-2) vs. Mike Richman (16-4)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Zach Underwood (12-5) vs. Austin Lyons (10-3)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Justin Frazier (6-1) vs. Mike Wessel (13-7)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Ben Brewer (6-1) vs. Andy Uhrich (8-4)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Anthony Lemon (2-3) vs. Codie Shuffield (4-0)
Bellator Bantamweight Fight: Cortez Phelia (2-0) vs. Brain Hall (7-2)