Bellator 266 Cancels a Fight Due to Unknown Reasons

Published 09/18/2021, 1:46 AM EDT


Bellator 266, set to take place this Saturday at SAP Arena in San Jose, California, has many alluring fights. Former UFC fighters Yoel Romero and Phil Davis will face each other inside the cage in a light heavyweight bout. This fight will serve as the headliner for the event. However, the card has taken a hit, as the fight between Socrates Hernandez and Pedro Juarez has been canceled.

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Per Nolan King’s tweet, the reason for this is unknown.

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Later Bellator’s PR wrote, “Good morning @mma_kings @DanTomMMA @Grabaka_Hitman @benfowlkesMMA @chaddundas. Eric Gunha is now out of his fight against Bobby Seronio III and has been replaced by … Socrates Hernandez.”

 

Bobby Seronio III will take on Socrates Hernandez in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 266 on short notice. Hence, Bellator saved the day by matching two fighters together at the eleventh hour.

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Ahead of the event, all the fighters have successfully made weight. Here are the results for the Bellator 266 weigh-ins.

Bellator 266: Weigh-Ins Results

Main card

Phil Davis (206) vs Yoel Romero (205.4) – Light heavyweight

Neiman Gracie (170.6) vs Mark Lemminger (169.9)- Welterweight

DeAnna Bennett (129.2) vs Alejandra Lara (125.2)- Women’s flyweight

Georgi Karakhanyan (155.6) vs Saul Rogers (155.7)- Lightweight

Christian Edwards (204.3) vs Ben Parrish (205.6)- Light heavyweight

From the fighters on the main card, DeAnna Bennett, who missed weight by 3.2 pounds, will have to pay a percentage of her purse as a fine for missing the weight.

Preliminary Card

Grant Neal (204.1) vs Alex Polizzi (204.9)- Light heavyweight

Anthony Adams (185.3) vs Khalid Murtazaliev (185.3)- Middleweight

Albert Gonzales (175) vs Abraham Vaesau (175)- Catchweight

Socrates Hernandez (135.9) vs Bobby Seronio III (134.5)- Bantamweight

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Rhalan Gracie (171) vs Shane Keefe (169.1)- Welterweight

Jon Adams (125.4) vs Edwin De Los Santos (125.3)- Flyweight

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Jesse Delgado (129.5) vs Joshua Dillon (130)- Catchweight

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The fight between the former UFC fighters will garner a lot of attention from the combat fans. Meanwhile, a win in this fight will surely cement the (13-5) record holder Yoel Romero’s position in the new promotion. What do you make of the card?

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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