The Bellator 167 event has lost its main event. According to a report from MMAfighting.com, Patricky Freire (16-8 MMA, 9-7 BMMA) is out of his lightweight main event against Derek Campos (17-6 MMA, 6-3 BMMA). Bellator MMA officials have yet to confirm the news, but it’s expected that the promotion will soon.
Freire (16-8) is 3-3 n his last six bouts and is coming off a loss to Michael Chandler at Bellator Dynamite 2 by first round KO. If Bellator does not find an opponent for Campos, then Emily Ducote vs. Ilima MacFarlane will be the main event.
Bellator 167 takes place Dec. 3 at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The previous day, Bellator 166 takes place at the same location. Here is the updated card for the event:
MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)
Emily Ducote vs. Ilima MacFarlane
Andre Fialho vs. Chidi Njokuani
Justin Lawrence vs. John Teixeira
Darrion Caldwell vs. Joe Taimanglo
PRELIMINARY CARD (Online, 7 p.m. ET)
Brandon Lee vs. Jarod Trice
Jonathan Gary vs. Aaron Roberson
Stephen Banaszak vs. Brandon Phillips
Codale Ford vs. Justin Peterson