Bellator Fighting Championships' final season-four event takes place Saturday lineup, and after some last-minute juggling, the card is complete with eight contests.
) has learned that a previously announced heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Thiago Santos was scrapped after "Big Monster" suffered an injury.
A newly-arranged 140-pound catchweight fight between Joseph Abercrombie (2-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and Ben Parpart (1-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) has been installed as a swing bout and will be shown if time permits.
Featuring the finales of Bellator's first-ever light heavyweight tournament, as well as the final bout of the promotion's season-four featherweight bracket, Bellator 45 takes place at L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La. As with all of Bellator's season-four events, the main card of Bellator 45 airs on MTV2.
A pair of bouts previously reported by MMAjunkie.com were today confirmed by the promotion, as former LSU fullback and rising heavyweight contender Shawn Jordan (9-2 MMA, 2-1 BFC) meets John Hill (3-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and Luis "Sapo" Santos (48-6 MMA, 0-0 BFC) will make his big-show debut against judoka Nicolae Cury (4-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
Rounding out the card are local-feature fights that see Rene Nazare (8-0 MMA, 1-0 BFC) face Kelvin Hackney (9-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and Mike Fleniken (3-3 MMA, 0-2 BFC) meet Tim Ruberg (5-0 MMA, 1-0 BFC).