Andrey Koreshkov off Bellator 115 with flu, Kimball-Cramer scrapped
In a major shakeup just prior to Thursday’s officials weigh-ins for Bellator 115, both tournament semifinal fights on the main card have been scrapped.
The welterweight tournament semifinal bout between Andrey Koreshkov (15-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) and Sam Oropeza (11-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) has been removed from the card due to Koreshkov suffering from the flu.
And Jeremy Kimball (10-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) was off weight enough prior to the official weigh-in event that his middleweight tourney semifinal fight with Dan Cramer (10-4 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) was cut from the event, as well.
Bellator officials announced the news Thursday night and said Koreshkov and Oropeza will be rescheduled to another event. No word was given on the status of the Kimball-Cramer fight, however.
With the changes, the new Bellator 115 card includes:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo – for heavyweight title
Justin Baesman vs. Herman Terrado
Kelly Anundson vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Johnny Cisneros vs. Mikkel Parlo
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET)
Rick Reeves vs. James Terry
Josh Appelt vs. Freddie Aquitania
Jason Powell vs. Sinjen Smith
Benito Lopez vs. Oscar Ramirez
Wow, this card got fucked.