Former Bellator MMA Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas is going to need a new opponent for Bellator 215 as Manny Vazquez has been removed from the card due to an undisclosed injury.
MMA Fighting first reported the story, but did not specify the exact nature of the injury suffered by the fighter or how long Vazquez is expected to be out of action for. Dantas is also expected to remain on the card at this time, as Bellator officials have just under a month to find the fighter a new opponent.
Dantas (20-6-0) enters the contest while in the midst of a two fight losing streak, dropping bouts to the duo of Michael McDonald and Darrion Caldwell. Dantas hasn’t picked up a win in almost two years, with that last victory coming at Bellator 177 in April of 2017. Dantas is a former Bellator MMA Bantamweight Champion, defeating Marcos Galvao and Zach Makovsky to start both reigns.
Bellator 215 takes place on Friday, February 15 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on the Paramount Network.