Bellator issued the following on Wednesday …
Tom DeBlass Removed from Bellator 123 Fight Card Due to Injury; Marcus Sursa Will Face King Mo from Mohegan Sun on September 5th
Newport Beach, Calif. (August 13, 2014) – After suffering from a knee injury during training, Tom DeBlass has been removed from the Bellator 123 fight card and will be replaced by Marcus Sursa. Sursa will face King Mo in a light heavyweight battle from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena live on Spike TV. A Bellator newcomer, Sursa enters the fight riding a two-fight win streak and has recorded 12 of his 13 professional victories by KO or submission. Looking for the finish, Sursa will put his skills to the test against King Mo on September 5th.
The full fight card is listed below.
Featherweight World Title Fight: Patricio Pitbull (21-2) vs. Pat Curran (20-5)
>Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: King Mo Lawal (12-4) vs. Marcus Sursa (13-8)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Josh Burns (8-7) vs. Bobby Lashley (10-2)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Lavar Johnson (18-9) vs. Cheick Kongo (21-9-2)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Marvin Maldonado (1-1) vs. Rico Disciullo (2-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Steve Garcia (4-0) vs. Kin Moy (4-0)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Mike Wessel (14-7) v s. Josh Diekmann (14-5)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Tamdan McCrory (11-3) vs. Brennan Ward (9-2)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Perry Filkins (8-1) vs. Dan Cramer (10-4)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Mike Mucitelli (6-1) vs. Mark Griffin (3-3-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Phillipe Martins (0-1) vs. Pete Rogers Jr. (1-1)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Brandon Fleming (3-2) vs. Blair Tugman (5-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Lucas Cruz (7-2) vs. Andrew Calandrelli (6-4)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Scott Cleve (14-4) vs. Matt Bessette (13-5)
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