Bellator Mixed Martial Arts has actually revealed all 3 of its prepared May events will not go on as prepared due to the continuous coronavirus pandemic.
There won’ t be any Bellator Mixed Martial Arts events up until June at the earliest now, as the promo has actually canceled all 3 of its cards prepared for May as a result of the present coronavirus pandemic.
As initially reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Bellator has elected to ditch its events prepared for May 9 in San Jose, CA, May 16 in London and May 29 in Temecula, CA.
“Due to the ongoing safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as current federal, state and local government mandates, Bellator MMA officials today have announced that three upcoming live events scheduled for May have been postponed,” the promo stated by means of an official news release. “The organization will continue to monitor the situation closely and fully intends to reschedule the events as soon as possible. As always, the health and safety of our athletes, fans, partners and staff remains our top priority. We appreciate the understanding and patience of everyone involved during this incredibly difficult time.”
Bellator 242 on May 9 was set up to be headlined by champ-champ Ryan Bader protecting the light heavyweight championship versus Vadim Nemkov. The uninhabited middleweight title was set to be on the line in the co-main event in between welterweight champ Douglas Lima and former middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi.
The next Bellator London card on May 16 was set to be headlined by James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor.
Bellator 243, initially set up for May 29, was to include the marketing debut of former UFC women’s bantamweight and flyweight title opposition Liz Carmouche, as she would have handled Mandy Bohm.
Bellator 241, initially set up to take place on March 13, was delayed simply hours prior to the card was set to decrease.
Bellator was not the only one to address its upcoming events and the pandemic on this night, as the Specialist Fighters League (PFL) revealed prepare for its 2020 season would be on hold up until a more proper time.
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