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Marcos Galvao out of Bellator 144 with Eduardo Dantas injured


Eduardo Dantas’ injury will force 135-pound champion Marcos Galvao out of Bellator 144 after all.

"Dudu", a former bantamweight champion, was slated to rematch "Loro" in the main event of Oct. 23’s card in Uncasville, but has sustained a rib injury in training, the promotion announced on Wednesday. has learned with sources close to the situation on Wednesday morning that Joe Warren was in conversation to replace Dantas in a trilogy bout against Galvao, but the promotion has decided to postpone the bantamweight title fight.

With the change, a clash between former champion Brandon Halsey and Rafael Carvalho for the vacant middleweight title will now headline the show at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The co-main event is Brennan Ward vs. Dennis Olson, while Isao Kobayashi vs. Goiti Yamauchi and Michael Page vs. Charlie Ontiveros complete the main card.

Main Card: (Spike - 9 p.m. ET)
Brandon Halsey vs. Rafael Carvalho
Brennan Ward vs. Dennis Olson
Isao Kobayashi vs. Goiti Yamauchi
Michael Page vs. Charlie Ontiveros

Preliminary Card: ( - 6:50 p.m. ET)
Pete Rogers Jr. vs. Marius Enache
Billy Giovanella vs. Brandon Polcare
Keenan Raymond vs. Damien Trites
Kin Moy vs. Walter Smith-Cotito
Matt Bessette vs. Kevin Roddy
Matt Secor vs. Jeremie Holloway
Sam Watford vs. TJ Hepburn
Ilya Kotau vs. Kemran Lachinov
Kevin Haley vs. Mike Zichelle

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