Report: Ion Pascu Replaces Laszlo Furko At Bellator 196


Laszlo Furko has suffered an injury and is off of the Bellator 196 card according to MMA Junkie, replacing him against Ed Ruth is going to be Ion Pascu.

Ruth (4-0-0) has spent his entire professional MMA career in Bellator MMA and none of his fights have gone past the second round. Ruth was last seen in action at Bellator 186, where he defeated Chris Dempsey by second round knockout. Ruth is also going to be making his welterweight division debut in this fight, as the competitor had previously competed at middleweight.

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Pascu (17-7-0) is going to be making his Bellator MMA debut in this fight and does so on the strength of a two fight winning streak. Pascu has fought one UFC veteran before in his professional MMA career, suffering a decision loss to Jack Hermansson at Cage Warriors Fight Night 11. Pascu has suffered a total of seven defeats as a professional MMA fighter, with none of his losses coming by KO/TKO.

Bellator 196 takes place on Friday, April 6 from the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary with Ben Henderson and Roger Huerta headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs via tape delay on the Paramount Network.

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