Bellator MMA is ready to make its long-awaited return to combined martial arts (MMA) after being out of fee for 5 months as a consequence of COVID-19, as Bellator 242 is ready to happen this Friday (July 24, 2020) from inside Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, Conn.

However the promotion has already been hit with a setback, as Steve Mowry has been pressured out of his scheduled struggle in opposition to Rudy Schaffroth, which was set to happen on the occasion’s prelims. Mowry introduced information of his withdrawal on Instagram.

Mowry is undefeated at 7-0, together with profitable all three of his fights for Bellator. It’s unknown if whether or not or not Schaffroth will stay on the cardboard or if the promotion is even presently searching for a alternative.

The occasion — which shall be streamed on YouTube and DAZN — shall be headlined by a highly-intriguing Bantamweight bout between former UFC contender, Sergio Pettis, taking over Ricky Bandejas. One other ex-UFC combatant shall be co-headlining the cardboard, as Jordan Mein will face Jason Jackson in Welterweight motion.

See the up to date Bellator 242 struggle card beneath:

Bellator 242 Predominant Card (Paramount, DAZN, 10 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Ricky Bandejas vs. Sergio Pettis
170 lbs.: Jason Jackson vs. Jordan Mein
145 lbs.: Tywan Claxton vs. Jay Jay Wilson
145 lbs.: Chris Hatley Jr. vs. Aaron Pico

Bellator 242 Prelims Card (Bellator’s YouTube channel, 8:45 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Mark Lemminger vs. Logan Storley
135 lbs.: Cass Bell vs. Raufeon Stots
265 lbs.: Steve Mowry vs. Rudy Schaffroth CANCELLED

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