Bellator 118 Friday, Interim Title On The Line On Spike TV

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Bellator will crown a new interim bantamweight champion this Friday night at Bellator 118, as Joe Warren takes on Rafael Silva.

The main card airs on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET after prelims stream online.

Warren was scheduled to meet Eduardo Dantas for the bantamweight belt, but Dantas suffered a head injury in training. With him being sidelined for the extended future, officials went ahead and decided to pair Warren and fellow former tournament winner Silva in an interim title bout.

Other main card fights include Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sam Oropeza in the welterweight semifinals, while Liam McGeary and Mike Mucitelli meet in the opening round of the Summer Series light heavyweight tourney.

Below is the scheduled card for the night:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV)

Bellator Interim Bantamweight Championship
Joe Warren vs. Rafael Silva

Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sam Oropeza

Bantamweight: Marcos Galvao vs. Thomas Vasquez

Bellator Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round
Liam McGeary vs. Mike Mucitelli

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)

Welterweight: Gemiyale Adkins vs. Dante Rivera

Welterweight: Jesus Martinez vs. Ryan Contaldi

Middleweight: Tim Woods vs. Eugene Fadiora

Featherweight: Joe Pingitore vs. Darrion Caldwell

Featherweight: Jay Haas vs. Lester Caslow

Catch-weight: Julian Lane vs. Anthony Morrison

Lightweight: Mike Bannon vs. Sidney Outlaw

Featherweight: Amran Aliyev vs. Kevin Roddy