Jay-Jay Wilson vs. Alfie Davis Off Bellator 272; Hill vs. Scoggins Elevated to Main Card
A lightweight clash between Jay-Jay Wilson and Alfie Davis scheduled for Bellator 272 has been canceled.
As a result, a bantamweight scrap pitting Josh Hill against Jared Scoggins has been elevated to Friday’s main draw. MMAjunkie.com was first to report the removal of Wilson vs. Davis, and promotion officials confirmed the new Bellator 272 lineup on Monday. A reason for the cancellation is currently unclear.
Bellator 272 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and is headlined by a bantamweight championship tilt between Sergio Pettis and Kyoji Horiguchi. The evening’s main card airs on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, while prelims begin on the Bellator YouTube channel, the Showtime Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Hill earned decision wins against Erik Perez and Vinicius Zani in his first two promotional appearances before dropping a three-round verdict against Raufeon Stots in his last outing at Bellator 258.
A former Cage Fury Fighting Championships title holder, Scoggins has been victorious in 10 of his first 11 professional bouts. He owns a notable win over current UFC talent Cody Durden on the regional circuit in July 2017.
Wilson was looking to improve to 9-0 as a professional before the cancellation and is coming off a second-round TKO of Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 257 this past April. Davis, meanwhile, had a four-bout winning streak snapped in his last outing, when he fell to Alexandr Shabliy via unanimous decision at Bellator 259.
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