A late change of opponent has reshuffled the line up for Bellator’s next big card on Friday the 13th.
The injury bug bites again again.
Spike TV recently sent out the word that Julia Budd’s original opponent, Talita Nogueira, has withdrawn from their match at Bellator 133, which takes place at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., on Feb. 13, 2015, because of an undisclosed injury.
Gabrielle “Gabanator” Holloway (4-1) has agreed to step up and fight Budd on short notice, taking the fight just two weeks after picking up a win over Lacie Jackson. Nogueira’s debut for Bellator has been rescheduled for later this year when she has recovered from whatever ails her.
The new line up including pre- and post-Spike TV “Prelims” bouts that will air on Spike.com can be found below.
Main Card on Spike TV (9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Middleweight Main Event: Melvin Manhoef (29-12-1) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (50-9)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Pat Curran (20-6) vs. Daniel Weichel (34-8)
Bellator Women’s Featherweight Feature Fight: Julia Budd (6-2) vs. Gabrielle Holloway (4-1)
Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Chris Honeycutt (5-0) vs. Clayton MacFarlane (4-0)
“Prelims” card on Spike.com (8 p.m. ET)
Bellator Featherweight Prelim Fight: Art Arciniega (14-4) vs. Emilio Chavez (7-5)
Bellator Middleweight Prelim Fight: Blake Watkins (4-0) vs. George Zuniga (3-0)
Bellator Flyweight Prelim Fight: Paul Ruiz (5-2) vs. Nicolas Sperling (3-2)
Preliminary card on Spike.com (Following Manhoef vs. Shlemenko)
Bellator Lightweight Prelim Fight: Nick Bustamante (2-0) vs. Luis Jauregui (2-1)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Prelim Fight: John Paul Elias (2-0) vs. Cody Sons (0-1)
Bellator Lightweight Prelim Fight: Jonathan Contrestano (4-0) vs. Ryan Tobar (3-1)
Bellator Bantamweight Prelim Fight: Ray Cervera (8-2) vs. Adam Piccolotti (4-0)
Bellator Welterweight Prelim Fight: Mason Fowler (1-0) vs. TBD
Remember that MMAMania.com will have LIVE Bellator 133 coverage for you all next week.