After an injury forced Wagnney Fabiano out of his bout against Ronnie Mann, Bobby Reardanz’s original opponent Mike Corey was asked to fill the tournament slot. This left Reardanz without an opponent for the season six card. Bellator officials moved quickly and stepping in to fight Reardanz is Bellator season four semi-finalist Kenny Foster.
Foster got the chance to compete in the season four tournament after defeating Lester Caslow. In the quarterfinals he defeated Eric Larkin with a guillotine choke in the first round. He then fought a hard battle with Daniel Straus at Bellator 41 before losing to a guillotine himself.
Foster was given a second chance to enter the tournament at Bellator 53 when he took on Ronnie Mann. Mann overwhelmed Foster early in the fight and didn’t let up. Foster received his first ever back-to-back losses in just under four minutes. After the loss Foster fought outside of Bellator losing a unanimous decision.
Reardanz meanwhile is riding a two-fight win streak into the contest. In his last fight Reardanz was able to submit a very game Dennis Dombrow at Chicago Cagefighting Championship 4 with an arm bar. Prior to his victories, Reardanz ran into a run of bad luck going 2-9 in his last eleven fights. To his credit the losses came against tough competition like Vince Ramos, Will Brooks, Andy Main, Matt Fiordirosa and Peter Grimes.
Bellator 60 takes place at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond Indiana on Friday March 9th.