Bellator makes their debut tomorrow on the CBS Sports Network and does so with a brand new main event for the show following the removal of Paul Daley.
A women’s flyweight division bout between Kate Jackson and Denise Kielholtz will now headline the card, according to Cageside Press. The reason behind the change is that Paul Daley, who was scheduled to face Derek Anderson in the headliner, was hospitalized after a back weight cut.
Gareth A. Davies first reported the news about Daley on Twitter:
Paul Daley and Derek Anderson have not faced off at the official ceremonial @BellatorMMA weigh in— Gareth A Davies (@GarethADaviesDT) September 30, 2020
Daley weighed in earlier 2.6lbs over the welterweight limit
Anderson was 170.4
There is confusion as to whether main event will actually go ahead pic.twitter.com/E1ggLzFRkI
Fight is OFF: Paul Daley leaves weighins on a stretcher to hospital and fight with Derek Anderson is OFF. Confirmed as official to me by commissioner Brandon Morse.#bellatormilan— Gareth A Davies (@GarethADaviesDT) September 30, 2020
There is no word as to whether or not Daley versus Anderson will get rescheduled or if the fighters will go their separate ways.
Bellator 247 takes place on Thursday, August 1 from the Alllianz Cloud in Milan, Italy with Kate Jackson and Denise Kielholtz headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on the CBS Sports Network.