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Linton Vassell vs. Marcelo Golm off of Bellator 262

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Linton Vassell (pictured) won't be fighting Marcelo Golm at Friday's Bellator 262 after all.
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A heavyweight bout between Linton Vassell and Marcelo Golm is off of Friday’s Bellator 262 in Uncasville, Conn., due to an undisclosed injury, the company announced Monday. Golm told MMA Fighting he was informed that Vassell suffered an injury.

Bellator 262 airs live on Showtime and features a flyweight championship clash between undefeated champion Juliana Velasquez and Denise Kielholtz in the main event. A bantamweight bout between Matheus Mattos (12-2-1) and Cee Jay Hamilton has been promoted to the main card with the cancellation of Vassell-Golm.

Vassell (20-8, 1 no contest) was looking for his third straight victory under the company’s banner after back-to-back second-round stoppages over Sergei Kharitonov and Ronny Markes. Golm (8-3) was scheduled to make his Bellator debut after scoring a pair of finishes in Florida after a short 1-3 run in the UFC.

Check the updated Bellator 262 card below. A lightweight bout featuring Charlie Campbell (3-1) and Nick Giulietti (2-1) has been added to the preliminary card.

Main card:
Juliana Velasquez vs. Denise Kielholtz
Tyrell Fortune vs. Matt Mitrione
Matheus Mattos vs. Cee Jay Hamilton
Arlene Blencowe vs. Dayana Silva
Johnny Eblen vs. Travis Davis

Preliminary card:
Ronny Markes vs. Said Sowma
Cody Law vs. Theodore Macuka
Roman Faraldo vs. John Ramirez
Diana Avsaragova vs. Gabriella Gulfin
Johnny Soto vs. Adil Benjilany
Charlie Campbell vs. Nicholas Giulietti