The coronavirus has decimated the world and the MMA community is part of that world, as Bellator MMA has now postponed three more events due to the pandemic.
Those events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic are Bellator 242, Bellator London and Bellator 243. Bellator MMA says they are looking to reschedule all three events, but no plans have been announced for how that will get accomplished at this time.
This is not the first time the promotion has postponed an event due to the coronavirus, as Bellator 241 suffered a similar fate.
Bellator MMA issued the following statement on the matter:
BELLATOR MMA STATEMENT
Due to the ongoing safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as current federal, state and local government mandates, Bellator MMA officials today have announced that three upcoming live events scheduled for May have been postponed.
These events include:
Bellator 242 – May 9 in San Jose, Calif.
Bellator European Series London – May 16 in London
Bellator 243 – May 29 in Temecula, Calif.
The organization will continue to monitor the situation closely and fully intends to reschedule the events as soon as possible.
As always, the health and safety of our athletes, fans, partners and staff remains our top priority. We appreciate the understanding and patience of everyone involved during this incredibly difficult time.
Refunds for ticketholders to these events, as well as Bellator 241 originally scheduled for March 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena, will be available at their original point of purchase.
Please visit Bellator.com for additional information.
Bellator is a leading global mixed martial arts and kickboxing promotion featuring many of the best athletes in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator events take place in major cities worldwide and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over one billion people. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on both Paramount Network and DAZN, the world’s first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service. Bellator is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant ViacomCBS, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.