Franklin is set to return to action at Bellator 280 on May 6 when he takes on Daniel James. MMA Junkie verified the booking with a person close to the situation, who requested anonymity because the promotion has yet to officially announce.
The latest Bellator 280 lineup includes:
Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo – for heavyweight championship Melvin Manhoef vs. Yoel Romero Lorenz Larkin vs. Khalid Murtazaliev Soren Bak vs. Saul Rogers Gavin Hughes vs. Yves Landu Khasan Askhabov vs. Pedro Carvalho Gregory Babene vs. Mike Shipman Thibault Gouti vs. Lewis Long Fabacary Diatta def. Jordan Barton Joel Kouadja vs. Nicolo Solli Lucie Bertaud vs. Katarzyna Sadura Davion Franklin vs. Daniel James