Bellator 227 lost a main card fight in Brandon Girtz versus Paul Redmond on Wednesday. The news was broken by MMAFighting that Redmond would not appear on the card. Due to injury, the fight was lost due to Redmond suffering a fracture tibia. Redmond was the focus of the fight, as he would be competing in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland.
The replacement opponent for Girtz has already been announced, that fighter being Jon Tuck. The fighter from Guam will be making his Bellator debut after an extensive run in the UFC which dates back to 2012. The “Super Saiyan” will be fighting for the first time after a year-long layoff.
Paul Redmond had just made his Bellator debut back in February, earning a decision victory over Charlie Leary. Prior to that, Redmond fought at a high level of MMA, competing in various promotions. Among them were UFC, KSW, BAMMA and Cage Warriors.
Brandon Girtz is one of the many fighters who has made his career in Bellator. Starting with the promotion in 2012, Girtz has attained a record of 8-6 over the years. His recent win was earned against Saad Awad at Bellator 219.
Bellator 227 is headlined by Irish prospect James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor. The card will also feature big names in Michael “Venom” Page, Benson Henderson, Ryan Scope and more. The card will take place at the 3Arena in Dublin on September 27th.