After a hand injury cost him a shot at the belt, it's now cost him a headlining spot at this month's Cage Warriors 49 event.
Welsh fighter John Phillips (16-5) has been ruled out of the headliner of the event, which takes place in his home country, officials today announced.
However, a middleweight bout between John Michael Sheil (8-0) and Faycal Hucin (7-3) has joined the lineup.
Cage Warriors 49 takes place Oct. 27 at St David's Hall in Cardiff, Wales. The main card streams on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and Facebook carries the prelims.
MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie.com)
Bruno Carvalho vs. Cathal Pendred
Sheila Gaff vs. Rosi Sexton (for vacant women's flyweight title)
Greg Loughran vs. Tim Newman
Faycal Hucin vs. John Michael Sheil
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
Kris Edwards vs. Mark Platts
Dino Gambatesa vs. Martin McDonough
Karl Harrison vs. Neil Seery
Merv Mulholland vs. Daniel Thomas
Lee Caers vs. Kevin Reed
Sam Gilbert vs. Brett Johns