(PRESS RELEASE) -- London, England (February 27, 2013) - Mohsen Bahari (pictured) has withdrawn from his bout against Bruno Carvalho at Cage Warriors 52.
The unbeaten Norwegian sustained an injury in training last weekend, forcing him to pull out of the welterweight clash that was scheduled for the main card at The Forum in London on March 9.
Bahari (5-0) will be replaced by an Englishman with an identical record, with Steve Dinsdale signing up to make his Cage Warriors debut against Carvalho (14-6).
Dinsdale (5-0), who fights out of Next Generation in Liverpool, is an unbeaten welterweight who has taken four of his five professional wins by first-round stoppage.
The 27-year-old hasn’t fought since last April having been placed on standby throughout the UFC’s recent series of TUF Smashes.
“I’m really excited to be making my Cage Warriors debut, especially against a high-level opponent like Bruno Carvalho,” said Dinsdale.
“I’ve been trying to get a fight on Cage Warriors for a while so I jumped at this chance when it came. I’ve taken the fight with only two weeks’ notice but I’m ready to fight, I’m feeling confident and I’m hungry for the victory.”