Jason Fischer Replacing Tiger Sarnvskiy in Bellator Lightweight Tournament Semifinals
Bellator MMA announced today in an official press release that Jason Fischer will replace the injured Tiger Sarnovskiy in the semifinals of the season 8 Bellator Lightweight Tournament. Fischer will face David Rickels in one of the lightweight tournament semifinal bouts. The main card will be broadcast live on Spike TV on February 28 for Bellator 91.
Fischer previously faced Rickels at Bellator 82 in November 2012 where Rickels won by unanimous decision. Fischer won his last fight in Bellator at Bellator 87 with a first round submission win over Sevak Magakian.
Fischer said on the chance to fight in the tournament: “This is a huge opportunity for me. I feel like I’ve put in a ton of hard work and this is the time for all that work to pay off. You never like to see any fighter go down with an injury, but when the phone call came in, I jumped at the opportunity. My loss to Rickels still bothers me, and I’m looking to wipe the slate clean with a big win on February 28th.”
Also set for the card will be reigning Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu defending his title against Attila Vegh.