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By: Tim Mutohfan
The September 12th Bellator MMA 124 event from Plymouth, Michigan has a last minute fight change.
John Schulz has been removed from his scheduled bout with Ryan Couture citing “medical issues”, and has been replaced with Michigan native Tom Bagnasco.
No word was given what exactly “medical issues” entails; one can assume it’s nothing small for the 5-2 Schulz to pass up an opportunity to fight someone with the last name “Couture” on a televised fight card. His missed opportunity is a golden one for Tom Bagnasco. Last minute calls for a fill in role aren’t uncommon in MMA, that call came and it was for a lightweight fight for the 6’ featherweight Bagnasco.
Bellator 124 (Main Card)
Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Emanuel Newton (Champion) vs. Joey Beltran (Challenger)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Kelly Anundson vs. Lima McGeary
Bantamweight: Zeilton Rodrigues vs. L.C. Davis
Lightweight: Ryan Couture vs. Tom Bagnasco
Featherweight: Justin Jaynes vs. Reuben Baraiac
Flyweight: Cortez Phelia vs. Eric Ramirez
Middleweight: Ben Reiter vs. Shamir Garcia
Lightweight: Tony Hervey vs. Jason Fischer
Heavyweight: Adrian Henderson vs. Leroy Johnson
Bantamweight: Mike Hernandez vs. Thomas Vasquez
Welterweight: Sabah Homasi vs. Eric Moon
Lightweight: Mike Hamida vs. Adrian Hadribeaj