UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Rudy Schaffroth will doubtless nonetheless compete at Bellator 242 – but it surely received’t be towards Steve Mowry.

As an alternative, Schaffroth (6-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) is presently being focused to battle promotional newcomer Ras Hylton on Friday’s card, after Mowry was faraway from their preliminary card bout on account of a constructive COVID-19 take a look at Monday.

A Bellator official confirmed the focused matchup to MMA Junkie on Tuesday however stated contracts haven’t been signed presently. Hylton should additionally go COVID-19 testing and partake in a compulsory quarantine interval.

Between Rounds Radio was the primary to report the information.

Schaffroth is seeking to bounce again from his first skilled loss, which got here at Bellator 225 in August 2019 when he was submitted by Tyrell Fortune. Schaffroth, an American High Crew Portland product, has completed all six of his victories inside the space.

Hylton (5-Four MMA, 0-Zero BMMA) has competed solely on the New England regional scene for NEF and CES MMA. A karate practitioner, Hylton brings a novel type to the heavyweight division, particularly contemplating his 6-foot-6 body. In 9 profession fights, “The Jamaican Shamrock” has but to seen to the choice.

Bellator 242 takes place Friday at Mohegan Solar Area. The occasion airs on Paramount following prelims on MMA Junkie.

With the addition, the present Bellator 242 lineup consists of:

MAIN CARD (Paramount, DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Ricky Bandejas vs. Sergio Pettis
  • Jason Jackson vs. Jordan Mein
  • Tywan Claxton vs. Jay Jay Wilson
  • Solo Hatley Jr. vs. Aaron Pico

PRELIMINARY CARD (YouTube, DAZN, 8:45 p.m. ET)

  • Mark Lemminger vs. Jake Smith
  • Cass Bell vs. Raufeon Stots
  • Ras Hylton vs. Rudy Schaffroth