UFC veteran Paul Buentello has been forced out of his non-title bout with Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad at Saturday’s Bellator 42 due to an undisclosed injury.
With the news coming only a few days before the event, Konrad will wait for Buentello to recover rather than find a late-replacement for Saturday’s fight, according to MMAJunkie.
The fight will be replaced on the MTV2-televised card with a lightweight matchup between Josh Arocho and Ronnie Mann.
The complete Bellator 42 card includes:
- Tim Carpenter vs. Christian M’Pumbu (light heavyweight semifinal)
- Richard Hale vs. D.J. Linderman (light heavyweight semifinal)
- Josh Arocho vs. Ronnie Mann
- Owen Evinger vs Brandon Shelton (local main event)
- Chris Bell vs Jared Hess
- Shane Howell vs Mark Oshiro
- Jerod Spoon vs Luiz “Betao” Nogueira
- Chris Guillen vs Mark Holata
Pictured: Cole Konrad