Add Bellator MMA to the list of promotions affected by the coronavirus as the promotion has opted to hold tomorrow night’s Bellator 241 card as a closed door event.
Bellator MMA President Scott Coker announced the decision earlier today through Twitter:
The health and safety of our athletes, fans and staff are our number one priority and we will continue to monitor all information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) March 12, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution for all parties, #Bellator241 on Friday, March 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena will be closed to the public. Refunds for ticketholders will be available at their original point of purchase.— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) March 12, 2020
This move is similar to one made by One Championship, which has previously held an event behind closed doors, while recently announcing that all future events will get held behind closed doors. The UFC is also reportedly making some changes to future cards like UFC Fight Night Brasilia, UFC Fight Night Columbus and UFC 249, but they have not issued any statements at this time.
Bellator 241 takes place tomorrow night from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Patricio Pitbull and Pedro Carvalho headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on DAZN.