Bellator 106: Karo Parisyan hurt, Alejandro Garcia steps in to face Cristiano Souza on Nov. 2 in Long Beach

Copyright: Martin McNeil

As if Tito Ortiz and Vinicius Queiroz weren't enough already, now it's Karo Parisyan who has fallen victim to the injury bug. Luckily, Cristiano Souza has a new opponent, who comes in the form of Alejandro Garcia.

Bellator 106, as recently as a week ago, looked drastically different from where the event stands today.

Originally set to go down on pay-per-view (PPV) this coming Saturday (Nov. 2, 2013), the event now airs live and free on Spike TV from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.

You can thank the injury bug for that.

Two key injuries forced Bellator to make the decision to scrap the heavily-debated main event of Tito Ortiz vs. Quinton Jackson altogether, and now you can add Karo Parisyan vs. Cristiano Souza to the list alongside Cheick Kongo vs. Vinicius Queiroz.

Fan of Souza? Hoping he gets the chance to rectify his exhibition loss on "Fight Master" to Evan Cutts?

Fear not!

The undefeated "Soldier Boy" (6-0) will now square off against Alejandro Garcia, who steps in on very short notice. Seems as if Bjorn Rebney had someone waiting in the wings in case Parisyan suffered one of his well-documented panic attacks.

As it stands now, the bout will be the first of six fights on the Spike TV portion of the event. The rest of the fight card is below and after seeing it in its entirety, I'm still all in.

Spike TV Main Card:

155 lbs.: Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez

145 lbs.: Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran vs. Daniel Straus

205 lbs.: Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton for Interim Light Heavyweight Championship

170 lbs.: Mike Bronzoulis vs. Joe Riggs (Fight Master Tournament Final)

155 lbs.: Mike Richman vs. Akop Stepanyan

170 lbs.: Alejandro Garcia vs. Cristiano Souza Prelims:

170 lbs.: Jesse Juarez vs. Joe Williams

205 lbs.: Brandon Halsey vs. Hector Ramirez

155 lbs.: Mike Guymon vs. Aaron Miller

145 lbs.: Joe Camacho vs. Cleber Luciano

155 lbs.: Darren Smith vs. Josh Smith

To check out the latest Bellator 106: "Chandler vs. Alvarez 2" news and notes click here.

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