Shake up at Scottrade!
Bellator 145: “Vengeance,” which takes place inside Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 6, 2015, has undergone a significant change to the originally-scheduled Spike TV-televised main card.
The Featherweight contest between Justin Lawrence against Pat Curran is no longer taking place because the former champion suffered a knee injury in preparation for the fight.
Stepping in on little less than one month’s notice to take Curran’s place is Emmanuel Sanchez. It’s a quick turnaround for “El Matador,” who just defeated Henry Corrales on the televised portion of Bellator 143.
It’s also a little surprising he’d be cleared to compete so soon — Sanchez was significantly cut in that fight, but he was declared the winner by two out of three cageside judges. He could leapfrog other contenders in a crowded 145-pound division with two wins in such a short time span.
Fortune favors the bold.
Check out the most recent Bellator 145: “Vengeance” fight card below:
Bellator 145 Main Card (Spike TV):
Featherweight World Title Bout: Patricio Freire (24-2) vs. Daniel Straus (23-6)
Lightweight World Title Bout: Will Brooks (16-1) vs. Marcin Held (21-3)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Emmanuel Sanchez (11-2) vs. Justin Lawrence (7-2)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Michael Chandler (13-3) vs. ….View original article