This Friday Night’s Bellator 242 card has taken a hit as Steve Mowry has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been pulled from a bout against Rudy Schaffroth.
The fighter revealed the news himself through Instagram:
Bellator MMA officials are seeking a replacement opponent to fight Schaffroth, who is expected to remain on the card at this time.
Schaffroth (6-1-0-1NC) has won two of three in Bellator MMA competition, defeating the duo of Jon Hill and Vernon Lewis. Schaffroth is looking to rebound from his first professional MMA defeat, which came to Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 225. Schaffroth has competed eight times as a professional MMA fighter and seven of them ended within the opening round.
Belllator 242 takes place on Friday, July 24 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Sergio Pettis and Ricky Bandejas headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on the Paramount Network.