By: Dave Doyle |
January 17, 2020 3: 49 pm
Next week’s Bellator 238 will proceed without two of the promotion’s more interesting fighters.
Two bouts were scratched from the card Friday because of undisclosed injuries to the fights’ respective A-sides: Dillon Danis vs. Kegan Gennrich, and Khonry Gracie vs. Hector Saldana. MMA Junkie confirmed an initial report by The Orange County Register through a source with knowledge of the situation.
Danis (2-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), the controversial associate of Conor McGregor and jiu-jitsu standout, was scheduled to meet Gennrich (2-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a 175-pound main-card catchweight bout.
Gracie (2-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA), the son of MMA founding father Royce Gracie, was slated to meet Hector Saldana (3-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a preliminary-card welterweight bout.
The cancellations drop the number of fights on the card to 15. No word yet on which preliminary fight might be bumped up to the evening’s main card.
Bellator 238 takes place Jan. 25 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The main card streams on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie.
The updated Bellator 238 lineup includes:
Champ Julia Budd vs. Cris Cyborg – for women’s featherweight title
Adam Borics vs. Darrion Caldwell – featherweight grand prix quarterfinal
Alfred Khashakyan vs. Sergio Pettis
Juan Archuleta vs. Henry Corrales
Emilee King vs. Ava Knight
Aaron Pico vs. Daniel Carey
Mario Navarro vs. Jay Jay Wilson
David Pacheco vs. Craig Plaskett
Brandon Bender vs. Joshua Jones
Dominic Clark vs. Ricardo Seixas Filho
Tyler Beneke vs. Jarrett Connor
AJ Agazarm vs. Adel Altamimi
Curtis Millender vs. Moses Murrietta
Chris Avila vs. Anthony Taylor
Raymond Daniels vs. Jason King