Tonight’s Bellator 250 card is still on, but it does so with three less bouts on the card, as Veta Arteaga vs. Desiree Yanez, Nick Newell vs. Zach Zane and Jared Scoggins vs. Toby Misech are all off the event.
MMA Junkie first reported the news for Arteaga vs. Yanez and Newell vs. Zane, while Scoggins vs. Misech was pulled for the event after Misech came in too heavy for the bout.
Yanez took to Instagram to reveal that her bout was canceled after Arteaga tested positive for COVID-19:
*sigh* well guys... my fight is unfortunately cancelled tonight due to my opponent getting tested positive for Covid. I really don’t know what to say other than I was more than ready for battle and still am. @bellatormma is going to get this match up back as soon as they possibly can. I am beyond devastated, but everything happens for a reason. More time to prepare. I love you all and the support has been so unreal to me. Don’t worry, the fight will happen soon enough. -- and luckily for me, @bellatormma is stuck with me for a good while --. — to my sponsors, I will be honoring you guys for whenever we get this match up going again. I love y’all and couldn’t do this without all. — I love all my fans, my coaches, my managers, and my teammates for constantly sticking by my side! My time is coming. I just know it. ----
The bout between Newell and Zane was reportedly called off after Newell couldn’t get clearance from the Mohegan Tribe Department Of Athletic Regulation.
There is no word yet as to whether or not the canceled bouts will get rescheduled or if the fighters will go their separate ways.