Mike Richman has been forced out of his upcoming Bellator bout. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A bantamweight clash between Mike Richman and Eduardo Dantas scheduled for Bellator 135 has been postponed due to a Richman injury.
As a result, a 135-pound clash between L.C. Davis and Hideo Tokoro has been promoted to the co-main event of the March 27 card. Promotion officials announced the change on Tuesday, although it was not revealed when Dantas-Richman would be rescheduled. Bellator 135 takes place at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla., and is headlined by a bantamweight title clash between Joe Warren and Marcos Galvao. The evening’s main card airs on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Richman has won two straight fights via first-round knockout, stopping Ed West in 2:44 at Bellator 126 before dispatching Nam Phan in 46 seconds at Bellator 131 on Nov. `15.
Dantas, meanwhile, has not competed since dropping the bantamweight strap to Joe Warren at Bellator 128. The Nova Uniao product is 6-1 in the promotion overall.