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think the plan is to come back and do a bunch of shows in a short amount of time.

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These are the notable fights they need to reschedule in the coming months:

Moose vs Lima (MW title)

Nemkov vs Bader (LHW title)

Pitbull vs Carvalho (FW title/Featherweight GP)

Gallagher vs Ellenor                

Fabian Edwards vs Van Steenis    

Benson vs Chandler

McKee vs Caldwell (Featherweight GP)

Sanchez vs Weichel (Featherweight GP)

They also need to reschedule fights for Tokov, Daley, and others. Larkin has expressed a desire to stay active as well.

We could get some cracking shows out of that lot. 

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From Sherdog:

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It’s been quiet on the Bellator MMA front in recent months, but that could change in the very near future.

According to multiple sources close to the situation, the California-based promotion is targeting Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, for a July 24 event. For Bellator to be able to hold that card, it must have its COVID-19 safety protocols approved by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Regulation. That will likely include extensive testing, social distancing measures, cleaning procedures and Bellator holding its fights with no fans in attendance.

As of this writing, it is currently unknown what bouts will take place on the card. A request for comment from Mike Mazzulli, president of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, was not immediately returned.

In recent months, multiple outlets reported that Bellator had designs on holding its first event since the COVID-19 pandemic at a studio space in California owned by Paramount or Viacom. It is unclear whether the organization still has those plans in place for future cards.

Bellator hasn’t held an event since Bellator 240 in Dublin on Feb. 22. Bellator 241 was slated for Mohegan Sun Arena on March 13 without fans or credentialed media in attendance, but the card was ultimately canceled after weigh-ins due to coronavirus concerns. The promotion subsequently postponed its remaining event schedule until further notice.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Egg Shen said:

what's Bellator?

It's that half-man half-bull, I think

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5 hours ago, Carbomb said:

It's that half-man half-bull, I think

Bingo. Everyone remembers Antonio Rodrigo ‚ÄėBellatoro‚Äô¬†Nogueira, don‚Äôt they?¬†

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Apparently the fighters were informed 2 weeks ago that Bellator was returning on July 24th, and bouts have already been booked for that show. I suspect they are waiting until next week before making an official announcement. With UFC 251 happening this weekend, any other MMA news is going to fall under the radar. 

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Bellator is set to return in just 10 days with an event on July 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The first known booking features a bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis and Ricky Bandejas.

Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed the fight booking to MMA Junkie but requested anonymity since the promotion has yet to make an announcement. Combate was first to report the news.

 

Decent fight.

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Crazy that its 10 days away and they still haven't officially announced it. Good fight though.

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Chandler vs Bendo is booked for their August 7th show. 

Helwani:

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The main event for that card will be Ricky Bandejas vs. Sergio Pettis. News of the fight was first reported by Combate.

Bellator prospect Aaron Pico also is slated to fight on the card, sources told ESPN. Pico will fight Solo Hatley and former UFC contender Jordan Mein will fight Jason Jackson, sources said.

The original main event for that card was supposed to be Juan Archuleta vs. Patrick Mix for the vacant bantamweight title, sources said, but that fight was recently canceled after Archuleta was forced to withdraw.

 

Pisser that Mix vs Archuleta has been cancelled. 

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yeh that would have been good too.

Looking forward to this.

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Looks like Machida vs Phil Davis 2 will headline the September 11th card. They will certainly need a strong undercard for that one!

The card next week is actually pretty good. Logan Storley is quite possibly the future of Bellator's WW division, Pico could still develop into being a world-class fighter, and the main and co-main events should be decent scraps.

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