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Danny Sabatello out of Bellator 264 due to positive COVID-19 test

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Bellator 264 is down a bantamweight bout.

MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that Sabatello (11-1) is out of his fight with Johnny Campbell (21-13, 1 NC) that was to take place this Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. According to sources with knowledge of the cancellation, Sabatello was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19.

It is not yet known if officials are seeking a short-notice opponent to keep Campbell on the card.

This was to be Sabatello’s second Bellator bout after he spoiled the debut of former UFC bantamweight standout Brett Johns in May. Johns entered his first Bellator fight coming off of back-to-back UFC wins, but Sabatello utilized his wrestling to secure a convincing unanimous decision win and his fifth consecutive victory.

Bellator 264 proceeds with 10 scheduled bouts. The event is headlined by a middleweight championship bout between Gegard Mousasi and challenger John Salter.

See the updated card below:

Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)

Gegard Mousasi vs. John Salter

Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sabah Homasi

Magomed Magomedov vs. Raufeon Stots

Davion Franklin vs. Everett Cummings

Ty Gwerder vs. Khadzhi Bestaev

Preliminaries (MMA Fighting, 6 p.m. ET)

Pam Sorenson vs. Roberta Samad

Justin Montalvo vs. Kendly St. Louis

Nekruz Mirkhojaev vs. James Adcock

Jeffrey Glossner vs. Sebastian Ruiz

Orlando Mendoza vs. Jon McNeil

Guilherme Cruz contributed to this report.