Bellator MMA may lastly be restarting its occasion schedule later this month.
Sherdog stories that the promotion is wanting on the Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, Connecticut to host a July 24th card. Initially, it seemed like Bellator and Showtime Boxing would each return to California and run exhibits inside a tv studio, however Showtime hasn’t introduced its return and the dramatic rise in COVID-19 circumstances in California could very effectively have affected plans to have fight sports activities happen within the state.
The final US-based Bellator present occurred on February 21st in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Sooner or later later they held an occasion in Dublin, Eire. Because the COVID-19 pandemic sparked sports activities league suspensions and shutdowns throughout america and all over the world, Bellator scrapped its March 13th present in Uncasville on struggle day as a consequence of security considerations. Scott Coker confirmed that all personnel had been compensated, and from that second onward Bellator has been on pause.
In response to the Sherdog article, Bellator “will need to have its COVID-19 security protocols accepted by the Mohegan Tribe Division of Regulation” with a view to proceed with its occasion. Connecticut has had appreciable latest success in coping with COVID-19, with day by day circumstances dropping considerably from April, together with optimistic take a look at charges.
It’s unknown what fights are focused for this card. Notable cancelled matchups because of COVID-19 embrace Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima, Ryan Bader vs. Vadim Nemkov, Benson Henderson vs. Michael Chandler, Patricio Pitbull vs. Pedro Carvalho, and AJ McKee vs. Darrion Caldwell.