Changing Vanderford in his scheduled middleweight bout with Daniel Madrid (17-6) will be a returning Pat Casey (6-2). MMA Battling confirmed the fight with men and women with awareness of the new reserving pursuing an original report by MMA Junkie.
According to a write-up Vanderford made on Instagram, it is the second beneficial exam he has experienced for the coronavirus.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be ready to compete for Bellator upcoming weekend,” Vanderford wrote. “I analyzed constructive for COVID (a 2nd time now). To say it’s a bummer is a severe understatement. But I’m going to rest up and recover now. I’ll be completely ready to go ASAP. Stay Healthy and safe and sound.”
Vanderford (9-) is unbeaten in 3 appearances for Bellator considering that producing his debut for the promotion in February 2019.
This will be Casey’s fourth battle for Bellator. Casey (6-2) has competed sporadically for the advertising, most not too long ago stepping into the Bellator cage in February 2019 when he shed by third-round submission to Nekruz Mirkhojaev. Earlier this 12 months, he fought at a Leading Battling Championship demonstrate in Massachussetts in February, losing to Yu Ji.
Madrid (17-6) helps make his Bellator debut on the energy of 4 consecutive wins. In his former two appearances for the Legacy Preventing Alliance, Madrid defeated both of those Chris Harris and UFC veteran Seth Baczynski by 1st-round submission. He has 15 submission victories in his professional profession.
Bellator 246 usually takes put at Mohegan Sunlight Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Sept. 12. It is the second of again-to-back again displays for the advertising this upcoming weekend. Equally situations will air on Paramount Community and the DAZN streaming provider.