With Keith Lee out, Henry Corrales fights Johnny Campbell at Bellator 258

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Henry Corrales will still fight at Bellator 258, but it won’t be against Keith Lee.

With Bellator in need of a replacement after Lee recently withdrew, Johnny Campbell has stepped in to take on Corrales (18-5 MMA, 6-5 BMMA), a promotion official informed MMA Junkie on Tuesday. No reason for Lee’s withdrawal was given.

Bellator 258 takes place Friday, May 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The main card airs on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.

Corrales, 34, will drop to bantamweight for the first time when he fights Campbell (20-13 MMA, 0-0 BMMA). The Fight Ready MMA product snapped a two-fight losing skid at featherweight when he defeated Brandon Girtz at Bellator 250 in October. After the fight, Corrales voiced interest in moving to 135 pounds to pursue a rematch against champion Juan Archuleta.

As for Campbell, the promotional newcomer graced national headlines for a freak accident suffered in October at Taura MMA 10. Against Ary Farias, Campbell’s ear was nearly severed and the fight subsequently called off by a cageside physician. The injury’s graphic nature made it an instantly viral image on social media.

The loss snapped a four-fight winning streak for Campbell.

With the addition, the Bellator 258 lineup includes:

  • Champion Juan Archuleta vs. Sergio Pettis – for bantamweight title

  • Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero – light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal

  • James Gallagher vs. Patchy Mix

  • Josh Hill vs. Raufeon Stots

  • Weber Almeida vs. Johnny Soto

  • Johnny Eblen vs. Daniel Madrid

  • Henry Corrales vs. Keith Lee

  • Bryce Logan vs. Alan Omer

  • Hannah Guy vs. Valerie Loureda

  • Johnny Campbell vs. Henry Corrales