Michael Chandler

Bellator MMA announced that the planned June event, Bellator 244, has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

The event was expected to take place June 6 from Chicago and the Wintrust Arena. Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler was scheduled to meet ex-UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in a rematch.

Below is the complete statement from Bellator regarding the decision:

Due to the ongoing safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as current federal, state and local government mandates, Bellator MMA officials today have announced that Bellator 244, originally scheduled to take place on June 6 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Ill., has been postponed.

The organization will continue to monitor the situation closely and fully intends to reschedule the event as soon as possible.

As always, the health and safety of our athletes, fans, partners and staff remains our top priority. We appreciate the understanding and patience of everyone involved during this incredibly difficult time.

Please visit Bellator.com for additional information.

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