Bellator 144 Receives A New Main Event

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As noted, Bellator officials confirmed on Wednesday morning that Eduardo Dantas (17-4 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) has suffered an injury, and his rematch with reigning champion Marcos Galvao (17-6-1 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) at Bellator 144 has been postponed.

Now, Brandon Halsey vs. Rafael Carvalho for the vacant middleweight title will be moved from the co-main event spot to the main event.

The main card will feature four bouts with the title bout as the main event while Dennis Olson vs. Brennan Ward has been bumped up to the co-main event. Also on the main card, Charlie Ontiveros vs. Michael Page and Isao Kobayashi vs. Goiti Yamauchi will take place.

Bellator 144 takes place Oct. 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.

Down below is the updated card for this event:

MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)

Brandon Halsey vs. Rafael Carvalho – for vacant middleweight title
Dennis Olson vs. Brennan Ward
Charlie Ontiveros vs. Michael Page
Isao Kobayashi vs. Goiti Yamauchi

PRELIMINARY CARD (Online, 7 p.m. ET)

Matt Bessette vs. Kevin Roddy
Jeremie Holloway vs. Matt Secor
Marius Enache vs. Pete Rogers
Kin Moy vs. Walter Smith-Cotito
Billy Giovanella vs. Brandon Polcare
Keenan Raymond vs. Damien Trites
T.J. Hepburn vs. Sam Watford
Ilya Kotau vs. Kemran Lachinov
Kevin Haley vs. Mike Zichelle

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