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Bellator lightweight champ Patricky Pitbull out of title defense vs. Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 283, per report

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Bellator 283 is without a championship headliner after the removal of Patricky Pitbull vs. Sidney Outlaw. Pitbull was reportedly pulled from the July 22 card after suffering an undisclosed injury.

News of the injury was first reported by Sherdog. Pitbull could be cleared to train again in two weeks if treatments go well, according to MMA Fighting. Bellator has yet to publicly announce a new main event for the card. It is unclear if Outlaw will remain on the card. The co-main event for Bellator 283 is Douglas Lima vs. Jason Jackson.

Pitbull (24-10) won the vacant lightweight championship on Nov. 5 and avenged his loss to Peter Queally. Patricio Pitbull, Patricky’s brother, vacated the belt so that Patricky could compete for the title.

Outlaw (16-4) is the No. 1 ranked Bellator lightweight contender. He defeated Myles Jury, Adam Piccolotti and Roger Huerta. His lone loss in the promotion came against former three-time lightweight champion Michael Chandler.

Bellator 283 takes place inside Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel in Tacoma, Washington on July 22.

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