UNCASVILLE, Conn. – On the day of the show, Bellator 250 has lost two fights, including one from the main card.
Veta Arteaga (5-4 MMA, 4-4 BMMA) is out of her women’s flyweight fight to open the main card against Desiree Yanez (5-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA). And Nick Newell (16-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) is out of his lightweight fight against Zach Zane (14-9 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) on the preliminary card. Both fights have been scratched from the lineup.
A Bellator official on Thursday confirmed the fights’ removal to MMA Junkie, saying Arteaga and Newell “couldn’t receive clearance” from the Mohegan Tribe commission overseeing the event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Yanez first announced the scratching of her fight with Arteaga on Instagram and said Arteaga tested positive for COVID-19.
Both Arteaga and Newell weighed in Wednesday. Arteaga was 0.2 pounds overweight at 126.2.
A middleweight bout between Ty Gwerder (5-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) and Dalton Rosta (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) has been elevated from the prelims to open the main card, a promotion official told MMA Junkie.
Bellator 250 takes place Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network following prelims on MMA Junkie.