Anatoly Tokov has suffered an undisclosed injury and he is off Bellator 188, replacing him against John Salter is going to be Jason Radcliffe.
MMA Junkie first announced the news.
Salter (14-3-0) is currently undefeated in Bellator MMA competition, with notable wins coming over Dustin Jacoby and Kendall Grove. Salter also won just one of three fights during his UFC tenure, that lone win came over Jason MacDonald at UFC 113. Salter hasn’t suffered a defeat in well over five years, with his last loss coming to Reggie Pena at Xtreme Fighting Championships 18.
Radcliffe (12-4-0) is also undefeated thus far in his Bellator MMA tenure, having defeated Jack Mason by first round knockout at Bellator 158. Radcliffe enters the fight riding a two fight losing streak that has lasted eight months. Radcliffe also hasn’t seen any of his professional MMA fights go the distance and only two of his fights have gone to the third round.
Bellator 188 takes place on Thursday, November 16 from the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel with Patricio Freire and Daniel Weichel headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Spike TV.