Costa Injured, Bout with Good Scratched from Bellator 59 Card

By Mike Whitman Nov 23, 2011
Michael Costa (pictured) has suffered an injury and will be unable to compete at Bellator 59 on Saturday. As a result, the promotion has been forced to cancel the welterweight's planned bout against former divisional kingpin Lyman Good. learned of the cancellation on Wednesday from a source close to the bout. A lightweight contest between Marcin Held and Phillipe Nover has been promoted to the televised card, replacing the canceled welterweight affair. Karl Amoussou's catch-weight contest with Jesus Martinez will headline the preliminary card, streamed live on prior to the main draw's broadcast on MTV2 and Epix.

Taking place at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Bellator 59 will feature the finals of the promotion's ongoing bantamweight and heavyweight tournaments. Additionally, UFC veteran Kurt Pellegrino will take on Season 4 tournament finalist Patricky Freire in a lightweight showdown.

The promotion has also added an extra fight to fill out the stream, as Doug Gordon will meet Lucas Pimenta Borges in a 175-pound catch-weight affair.

Known as “Flash,” Gordon has lost three of his last four. The Elite BJJ representative is a Ring of Combat veteran and owns six of his 11 career victories by knockout. The five-year pro owns notable wins over Gregor Gracie and LeVon Maynard and last competed on May 20, falling by submission to Joey Rivera.

Unbeaten in four professional outings, Borges has fought thrice in 2011 after making his debut over three years ago. Representing Vita Team, the Portuguese welterweight fought twice in October, notching a pair of first-round knockout victories over Doug Rossi and Bryan Danner.
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