Bellator 145: "Vengeance," which takes place inside Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 6, 2015, has undergone a significant change to the originally-scheduled Spike TV-televised main card.
The Featherweight contest between Justin Lawrence against Pat Curran is no longer taking place because the former champion suffered a knee injury in preparation for the fight.
Stepping in on little less than one month's notice to take Curran's place is Emmanuel Sanchez. It's a quick turnaround for "El Matador," who just defeated Henry Corrales on the televised portion of Bellator 143.
It's also a little surprising he'd be cleared to compete so soon -- Sanchez was significantly cut in that fight, but he was declared the winner by two out of three cageside judges. He could leapfrog other contenders in a crowded 145-pound division with two wins in such a short time span.
Fortune favors the bold.
Check out the most recent Bellator 145: "Vengeance" fight card below:
Bellator 145 Main Card (Spike TV):
Featherweight World Title Bout: Patricio Freire (24-2) vs. Daniel Straus (23-6)
Lightweight World Title Bout: Will Brooks (16-1) vs. Marcin Held (21-3)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Emmanuel Sanchez (11-2) vs. Justin Lawrence (7-2)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Michael Chandler (13-3) vs. Dave Rickels (16-3)
Heavyweight Feature Bout: Bobby Lashley (13-2) vs. James Thompson (20-14)
Bellator 145 'Prelims' Undercard (Spike.com):
Heavyweight Feature Bout: Alex Huddleston (6-1) vs. Augusto Sakai (8-0)
Welterweight Feature Bout: Adam Cella (6-4) vs. Chel Erwin-Davis (2-1)
Welterweight Feature Bout: Garrett Gross (6-4) vs. Luke Nelson (2-1)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Steve Mann (11-2) vs. Hugh Pulley (5-2)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Chris Heatherly (9-3) vs. Vince Eazelle (9-2)
Welterweight Feature Bout: Kevin Engel (4-0) vs. Kyle Kurtz (4-1)
Heavyweight Feature Bout: Kain Royer (1-2) vs. Clay Mitchell (1-0)
Middleweight Feature Bout: Adam Meredith (3-1) vs. Jordan Dowdy (2-0)
Bantamweight Feature Bout: Garrett Mueller (2-0) vs. Scott Ettling (3-0
Lightweight Feature Bout: Brandon Lowe (debut) vs. Rashard Lovelace (1-0)
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