Per sources, Tim Means' opponent at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 15 -- Ramazan Emeev -- has withdrawn and will be replaced by DWCS alum Daniel Rodriguez. Rodriguez won last year on DWCS, but didn't get a contract. Means is coming off a win against Thiago Alves.
Ryan Bader is dropping back down to light heavyweight to defend one of his two Bellator belts. The promotion announced Saturday night that Bader will face Vadim Nemkov on May 9 in San Jose, California. Bader (27-5, 1 NC) has been Bellator light heavyweight champion since 2017, but hasn't defended the title since that year after moving up to heavyweight, where he also won Bellator gold by beating Fedor Emelianenko. Nemkov (11-2) has won six straight. Bader, 36, is unbeaten in eight straight.
Cat Zingano is in attendance at #Bellator238. Scott Coker told me earlier this week she could be in line for the winner of Cyborg vs. Budd, but currently Zingano is scheduled to fight someone else first in the first quarter 2020.