Yoel Romero volition present look Alex Polizzi astatine Bellator 280 pursuing the precocious withdrawal of his archetypal opponent, Melvin Manhoef.
The airy heavyweight bout was initially reported by Dutch outlet Redactie Telesport. It volition diagnostic arsenic the co-main lawsuit of Bellator 280, which volition instrumentality spot connected May 6 astatine AccorHotels Arena successful Paris.
Rising airy heavyweight Polizzi is stepping successful connected abbreviated announcement owed to an wounded sustained by Romero’s archetypal opponent, Manhoef. According to Redactie Telesport, Manhoef was injured portion apprehending 3 alleged attempted burglars.
Polizzi volition spell into the bout riding a three-fight triumph streak. The 30-year-old has mislaid conscionable erstwhile since making his Bellator debut successful 2020. In March this year, Polizzi defeated Jose Augusto Azevedo via rear-naked choke, and successful September 2021, earned a split-decision triumph implicit Grant Neal.PHOTO: BELLATOR
Meanwhile, Romero volition beryllium attempting to execute his archetypal triumph successful Bellator. The 43-year-old mislaid to Phil Davis via divided determination successful his promotional debut successful September past year. Romero is present riding a four-fight losing streak, having antecedently mislaid to Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa, and Robert Whittaker arsenic a UFC middleweight.
With the alteration to the co-main event, the Bellator 280 lineup present includes:
Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo
Yoel Romero vs Alex Polizzi
Lorenz Larkin vs. Kyle Stewart
Davion Franklin vs. TBA
Soren Bak vs. Charlie Leary
Gavin Hughes vs. Yves Landu
Pedro Carvalho vs. Piotr Niedzielski
Gregory Babene vs. Mike Shipman
Thibault Gouti vs. Lewis Long
Fabacary Diatta def. Jordan Barton
Joel Kouadja vs. Nicolo Solli
Lucie Bertaud vs. Katarzyna Sadura
Bourama Camara vs. Victor Verchere
Mathieu Ducios vs. Youcef Ouabbas
Who bash you deliberation volition person their manus raised astatine Bellator 280, Yoel Romero oregon Alex Polizzi?