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Gegard Mousasi had been scheduled to defend his crown against undefeated Rafael Lovato Jr.. At the co-main occasion of Bellator 2 14 in Inglewood, Calif., but was pressured out of this competition due to a spine injury, resources confirmed to MMA Fighting after a report by ESPN.

Mousasi (45-6-2) acquired the 185-pound name in May, completing Rafael Carvalho in less than four weeks, and successfully defended it to the very first time four weeks later, stopping welterweight winner Rory MacDonald in the second circular.

Lovato (9-0), an former Legacy FC middleweight title holder, made a shot at the gold after winning five in a row under the Bellator bannerincluding four stoppages. It’s unclear if Lovato will face yet another competitor on the Jan. 26 card.

Bellator 2 14 takes place in The Forum in Inglewood and features Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader for the heavyweight championship in the main occasion.

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