A featherweight pairing pitting Daniel Weichel against Pedro Carvalho has been targeted for Bellator 257.
Sherdog.com confirmed with a source close to the situation that the matchup is in the works following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Both Weichel and Carvalho have agreed to the bout, but contracts have not been signed.
Bellator 257 takes place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., on April 16 and features a pair of light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinals: Vadim Nemkov vs. Phil Davis and Yoel Romero vs. Anthony Johnson. The card will air on Showtime.
Weichel has lost three of his last four promotional appearances, a stretch that includes split-decision setbacks against Patricio Freire and Goiti Yamauchi as well as a five-round unanimous verdict to Emmanuel Sanchez in the quarterfinals of the 145-pound tournament. The 36-year-old German also posted a decision win over Saul Rogers in the opening round of the bracket during that time.
After submitting Sam Sicila in the opening round of the featherweight grand prix, Carvalho suffered a first-round knockout loss to Freire in the quarterfinals at Bellator 252. That halted a six-bout winning streak for the SBG Ireland product.
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