Bellator and RIZIN hosted a press release on Tuesday night to announce that former champion A.J. McKee is injured and is out of the Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix.
Stepping in to replace McKee will be the RIZIN lightweight champion Roberto “Satoshi” De Souza versus Patricky Pitbull.
Due to the short notice nature of the fight it will be a 161pound fight but will remains a five-round Bellator Lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal fight.
The whole card takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Saturday, July 29.
Bellator X RIZIN fight card
SHOWTIME (U.S.) - July 29 at 11 pm ET / 8 pm PT
Lightweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals: #2-Patricky Pitbull (24-11) vs. Roberto De Souza (15-2)
Inaugural Flyweight World Championship: Kyoji Horiguchi (31-5) vs. Makoto “Shinryu” (16-1-1)
Flyweight Bout: #3-Kana Watanabe (11-2-1) vs. #7-Veta Arteaga (7-5)
Bantamweight Bout: #4-Magomed Magomedov (19-3) vs. #5-Danny Sabatello (14-2)
Welterweight Bout: #5-Andrey Koreshkov (26-4) vs. #9-Lorenz Larkin (25-7, 2 NC)