According to Gracie Mag, Filho ran into problems with his visa after his managers reportedly make mistakes.
“It seems the event took too long in sending out the letter I needed to present at the consulate and I’m not sure but it could be there was some kind of failure on the part of my managers. So, I won’t get my visa in time,” said Filho during a recent conversation with Gracie Magazine.
Josh Gross recently confirmed that the bout between Lombard and Filho has been called off via his Twitter account.
Lombard has been slated to face off with Jay Silva, a UFC Veteran and native of Brazil known for his knockout power, as a late replacement for Bellator 18.
Since Filho has exited the WEC after his now legendary bizarre fight against Chael Sonnen, he has ran into problems with the Dream promotion, and lately the Bitetti Combat promotion over personal issues. His originally scheduled opponent was the promotion’s Middleweight Champio Hector Lombard. The fight was scheduled to be a non-tournament super fight.