Bellator will crown a new interim bantamweight champion this Friday night at Bellator 118, as Joe Warren takes on Rafael Silva.
The main card airs on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET after prelims stream online.
Warren was scheduled to meet Eduardo Dantas for the bantamweight belt, but Dantas suffered a head injury in training. With him being sidelined for the extended future, officials went ahead and decided to pair Warren and fellow former tournament winner Silva in an interim title bout.
Other main card fights include Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sam Oropeza in the welterweight semifinals, while Liam McGeary and Mike Mucitelli meet in the opening round of the Summer Series light heavyweight tourney.
Below is the scheduled card for the night:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV)
Bellator Interim Bantamweight Championship
Joe Warren vs. Rafael Silva
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sam Oropeza
Bantamweight: Marcos Galvao vs. Thomas Vasquez
Bellator Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round
Liam McGeary vs. Mike Mucitelli
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Welterweight: Gemiyale Adkins vs. Dante Rivera
Welterweight: Jesus Martinez vs. Ryan Contaldi
Middleweight: Tim Woods vs. Eugene Fadiora
Featherweight: Joe Pingitore vs. Darrion Caldwell
Featherweight: Jay Haas vs. Lester Caslow
Catch-weight: Julian Lane vs. Anthony Morrison
Lightweight: Mike Bannon vs. Sidney Outlaw
Featherweight: Amran Aliyev vs. Kevin Roddy