Martin Grandmont replaces Mike Ricci at Ringside
Earlier this week it was announced that Mike Ricci has signed to be in the upcoming Bellator lightweight tournament in April, and with a week to go has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout against Saskatchewan’s Kurt Southern next weekend at Ringside: Triple Threat.
One can only speculate that Ricci had no choice in the matter, and could have lost his birth in the Bellator tournament in April either for competing , and or possibly suffering a loss before the highly touted tournament.
The Ringside event was title Triple Threat and this last minute withdrawal left the promotion scrambling for a worthy replacement. The very tough Quebec lightweight Martin Grandmont has stepped up and is an instant main event fighter. The fight will be contested at a catchweight of 160 pounds. (I’d have to assume this is due to Grandmont only having a weeks notice).
When asked about the last minute replacement, Ringside matchmaker Alex Caporicci had this to say. “Ricci was unfortunately forced out of his bout with Ringside, but Martin Grandmont answered the call and is going to step up and face Kurt Southern. “Its unfortunate that the fans will not get to see this great fight, but the new Martin Grandmont and Kurt Southern fight has the chance to be even better. We are also looking to add another fight to the card.”
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