An undisclosed injury has forced undefeated prospect Logan Storley out of his upcoming fight.
Storley (11-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) was slated to meet Mark Lemminger in the featured preliminary bout of Bellator 242 on July 24 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Sources tell MMA Junkie, however, that Storley must bow out of the bout after sustaining the injury. No further details are available, other than to specify that Storley does not have COVID-19.
In Storley’s place, Jake Smith will compete against Lemminger (10-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a welterweight matchup. Known as “The Half-Black Attack,” Smith (7-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA), who is based in Vancouver, Wash., dropped his most recent Bellator appearance, a second-round submission to Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 226.
No word yet on a return timetable for Storley, a four-time NCAA wrestling All-American out of the University of Minnesota who is 6-0 in Bellator competition.
Updated lineup for Bellator 242, which marks the promotion’s return after shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic:
MAIN CARD (Paramount, 10 p.m. ET)
- Ricky Bandejas vs. Sergio Pettis
- Jason Jackson vs. Jordan Mein
- Tywan Claxton vs. Jay Jay Wilson
- Chris Hatley Jr. vs. Aaron Pico
PRELIMINARY CARD (Bellator’s YouTube channel, 8:45 p.m. ET)
- Mark Lemminger vs. Jake Smith
- Cass Bell vs. Raufeon Stots
- Steve Mowry vs. Rudy Schaffroth
Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/logan-storley-forced-off-bellator-242-due-to-undisclosed-injury/