It’s fight week for Bellator in Hawaii, but two bouts have been removed from Friday’s event, including the return of “Goyito” Erik Perez.
Additionally, the previously-scheduled bout between former RIZIN lightweight champion Tofiq Musayev (18-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Zach Zane (15-11 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) is off for undisclosed reasons. Zane withdrew, a promotion official confirmed to MMA Junkie after an initial report by MMA Fighting.
With the cancellations, the Bellator 278 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Juliana Velasquez vs. Liz Carmouche – for women’s flyweight title Enrique Barzola vs. Nikita Mikhailov – bantamweight grand prix wild card Jornel Lugo vs. Danny Sabatello – bantamweight grand prix wild card Christian Edwards vs. Grant Neal Nate Andrews vs. Manny Muro
PRELMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 9 p.m. ET)
Weber Almeida vs. Fabricio Franco Scotty Hao vs. Dante Schiro Makoa Cooper vs. Blake Perry