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Kevin Souza vs Patricky Freire headlines Bellator 152 with Derek Campos hurt

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Bellator 152 “Freire vs. Souza” comes to Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy, on Sat., April 16, 2016. It’s one half of a show that will also include the debut of the Bellator Kickboxing brand, taped to air a week later on Spike TV.

The original main event for the Bellator MMA portion of the evening was a rematch between Patricky Freire and Derek Campos at lightweight. In their last encounter “Pitbull” won by TKO just 52 seconds into the second round.

Unfortunately for Campos, a chance at revenge has been put on ice, along with whatever undisclosed body part he injured in training. The injury was serious enough for Campos to pull out of the contest and force Bellator to find a replacement.

That replacement is former UFC featherweight Kevin Souza, fresh off his release after being submitted by Chas Kelly last November. Souza holds an overall impressive 16-4 record and theoretically shouldn’t have a problem making weight one class up on short notice.

The revised Bellator card for April 16 now looks like this.

Lightweight: Patricky Freire vs. Kevin Souza
Light Heavyweight: Alessio Sakara vs. Brian Rogers
Featherweight: A.J. McKee vs. Danilo Belluardo
Women’s Flyweight: Anastasia Yankova vs. Anjela Pink
Featherweight: Daniele Miceli vs. Daniele Scatizzi

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