Nate Jolly (13-5) was left without an opponent on Bellator 120, after Will Brooks was rescheduled to fight Michael Chandler for the interim lightweight title in the co-main event. Bellator has now found Jolly a new opponent, just a few days out from the event. Marcin Held (18-3) was also scheduled to compete on the card, but his opponent, and fellow season 10 tournament finalist Patricky “Pitbull” Freire was sidelined due to an injury. The two fighters will now meet on the Spike TV prelims of Bellator 120, at a catchweight of 158 lbs.
Nate Jolly is set to make his Bellator debut, coming off winning 3 of his last 4 fights–previously defeating Gerric Hayes via Unanimous Decision at XFC 26. 31 year old Jolly has competed at both welterweight and lightweight in the past, and has fought and lost to the likes of Jamie Varner and Dustin Poirier.
22 year old Marcin Held looks for his 4th straight win, having defeated Rodrigo Correia and Derek Anderson in the quarter and semifinals of the season 10 lightweight tournament. The Polish submission grappler, Held is 7-2 in Bellator with 4 submission wins.