Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, two organizations have made some schedule changes.
Bellator MMA and PFL officials have announced the postponement of several upcoming events.
On Monday, Bellator revealed that the promotion’s three shows scheduled for May would be postponed. Officials commented, “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.”
The following events and WMMA fights will be affected:
MAY 9 – BELLATOR 242
Keri Melendez vs. Emilee King
MAY 16 – BELLATOR LONDON
Leah McCourt vs. Janay Harding
MAY 29 – BELLATOR 243
Main Event: Liz Carmouche vs. Mandy Bohm
The PFL was scheduled to begin its 2020 season on May 21. While the lightweight tournament bracket has not yet been revealed, the season is set to feature current champ Kayla Harrison, newly signed vet Cindy Dandois, and Brazilian KO artist Mariana Morais.
PFL CEO Peter Murray commented, “ The health and safety of our fighters, fans, partners, and league personnel remain our top priority. In light of this unprecedented pandemic, we are adjusting our plan for the rest of this year and look forward to starting our next season as soon as it is feasible. We are committed to continuing to evolve and grow the sport of MMA.”
Source: Adam Hill, Las Vegas Review-Journal