MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: UFC Zagreb highlights, Kevin Souza now fights Patricky Freire at Bellator 153

Video Highlights: Junior dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell  Video Highlights: Derrick Lewis vs. Gabriel Gonzaga   Video Highlights: Francis Ngannou vs. Curtis Blaydes   Kevin Souza replaces Derek Campos in Saturday’s Bellator 152 main event MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn reported Monday that Bellator has signed UFC veteran Kevin Souza, and he will replace Derek Campos in the main event of Bellator 152. Souza (15-4) is coming off a second-round submission loss to Chas Skelly at UFC Fight Night 77, which snapped his three-fight winning streak in the UFC. When his UFC contract was up, the Brazilian opted to test free agency and has now landed with Bellator. The 31-year old replaces Derek Campos, who was pulled from the card due to injury. Bellator 152 takes place at Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy. Here’s an updated look at the card. MAIN CARD (Spike, 10 p.m. ET) Patricky Freire vs. Kevin Souza Brian Rogers vs. Alessio Sakara Danilo Belluardo vs. A.J. McKee Anjela Pink vs. Anastasia Yankova Daniele Miceli vs. Daniele Scatizzi   Henry Corrales replaces John Teixeira against Patricio “Pitbull” Freire at Bellator 153 MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz reports that Henry Corrales will take on Patricio “Pitbull” Freire at Bellator 153. Freire (24-3) was originally slated to take on John Teixeira (20-1-2), who had to pull out of the fight with a broken rib. “Pitbull” had his seven-fight win streak snapped in his last bout, losing his featherweight title to Daniel Straus at Bellator 145. Corrales (12-2) heads into this matchup off back-to-back losses to Straus and Emmanuel Sanchez and after winning 12-fights in a row.  

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