Manny Lara's illness forces cancellation of Bellator 122 bout vs Dmitriy Sosnovskiy

Just an hour before Bellator 122 is set to begin, one of the preliminary bouts on the card has been cancelled.

A scheduled heavyweight fight between Manny Lara (4-4) and Dmitriy Sosnovskiy (8-0) has been removed according to Bellator’s PR, due to Lara being ill and unable to compete.

As a result, Sosnovskiy will be paid his show and win money.


The undefeated Dmitriy Sosnovskiy was set to make his Bellator debut, but will now be on hold for a later date.

The Reign MMA trained fighter, Manny Lara had been winless in his four Bellator bouts. Most recently suffering a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke at Bellator 110–in a bout that lasted just 18 seconds.

Bellator 122 is scheduled to take place at the Pechanga Rsoet and Casino in Temecula, California. Headlined by a welterweight tournament final between Andrey Koreshkov and Adam McDonough. Instead of 12 bouts on the card, there will now be 11, and 7 prelims instead of 8.

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